When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. – James 3:4-5
Huge doors have always been known to swing on little hinges, tiny rudders direct mighty ships and little foxes wreak havoc to vines.
I’m not sure if anyone with a failed relationship or marriage started out with the mindset of failing, just a number of seemingly little wrongs that were never made right.
So much power lies in the little. Never underestimate the power of “Please”, “I’m sorry”. You will be startled by how much a ‘thank you’ at the end of ‘fine’ could improve the ambience in a home. It is a seemingly irrelevant but very vital addition.
It happens step by step, precept upon precept; here a little, there a little; a few good words, a few cruel ones; a little appreciation, a little criticism; a little help rendered, a little thwart; a little attention, a little snub; a small hug or a small hi5 in the face (with a chair made of steel); a little holding up, a little give away; a little holding on, a little letting go.
If a home crumbles overnight, then that must be the longest night in history. Either for the good or the bad, you almost never see the end from the beginning.
Daily digest: “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me to pay attention to the things that matter the most in my relationship. Open my eyes to the things that have the tendencies to slip