In speaking to a group of ministers, Fred Craddock noted the importance of being faithful in the little things of life. He said: "To give my life for Christ appears glorious. To pour myself out for others...to pay the ultimate price of martyrdom--I'll do it. I'm ready, Lord, to go out in a blaze of glory."
"We think giving our all to the Lord is like taking a $1,000 bill and laying it on the table--'Here's my life, Lord. I'm giving it all.'
"But the reality for most of us is that He sends us to the bank and has us cash in the $1,000 for quarters. We go through life putting out 25 cents here and 50 cents there. Listen to the neighbor kid's troubles instead of saying, 'Get lost.' Go to a committee meeting. Give a cup of water to a shaky old man in a nursing home."
"Usually giving our life to Christ isn't glorious. It's done in all those little acts of love, 25 cents at a time. It would be easy to go out in a flash of glory; it's harder to live the christian life little by little over the long haul."
Thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the lord.