Holding on to the Big Stuff

I’m a firm believer in letting go of the “little stuff” that doesn’t really matter—spilled milk, broken crayons, and a ding in the car . . . but there are some things that we need to hold onto and appreciate daily. Sometimes we can become so familiar with these precious items that we put them in the category of the “little stuff” that we already know, that we learned long ago, and now read about with a yawn. Do you ever find yourself taking for granted the basics?

Never let go of the wonder of God’s big stuff:

Scripture’s Sufficiency:

Don’t be swayed by the voices of the culture and the trends of the day. Remember that God has spoken. He has given us His Word to guide us through every tangled circumstance. None of our problems have taken Him by surprise and He is ready to supply wisdom and direction! Be amazed by that today (Psalm 119:130).

Full Surrender:

Never forget who created you and who has complete rights over your life. Jesus Christ has secured your position, you’ve been adopted into God’s family, and He has the right to rule and direct your life. You are not your own. As a child of God, you belong to Him (1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Peter 1:18–19). Let that blow you away today! 

The Gospel’s Power to transform:

Don’t settle for a nominal Christian experience and “just barely making it through” in your daily walk with God. Make the hard choices of discipleship that will pay off with spiritual growth (John 12:24–26).

Your Purpose for Living:

Don’t let the hectic pace of life or the continual flow of useless information rob you of your awareness that your life is not a random accident. You were created with purpose; you exist for knowing and enjoying God in order to glorify Him (Psalm 57:9–11).

What big stuff are you in awe of today?

Please add to my list!

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  • Kathy

    I so enjoy your post, they are a part of my daily reading! My husband and I have just reconciled from almost being divorced! I have read so much fron your post that helps!


  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello Kathy ~

    Wow, thank you so much for sharing some of your story with me! Praising the Lord for the work He is doing in your life, so thankful that your marriage is being redeemed! May God continue to do an Eph. 3:20 type work in your lives.

    Glad to know that you are joining me here, daily. That is a real encouragement ~