Starting Small

O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. Awake, lute, and harp! I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. Awake, lute, and harp! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples, And I will sing praises to You among the nations. For Your mercy is great above the heavens, and Your truth reaches to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Your glory above all the earth. That Your beloved may be delivered, save with Your right hand, and hear me. [Psalm 108:1-6] 

Holy Spirit help me to understand to start with the small things to build my faith. I continue to pray daily and to read my devotions. I am trying to do better about what I eat so that this living temple will make it to the appointed time. I check on my friends to make sure that if they need help or encouragement I am aware to help them. Holy Spirit help me to learn the lesson of Daniel and his friends. They started out being faithful to the diet of their belief system this would gradually lead to them being faithful in more small things which would build to a faith that defeated fiery furnaces, defilement of temple implements to facing lions in their den for a whole night. They were faithful in little and they stood before kings. Help me to take care of the little things so I can be faithful in the bigger events of life. Help me to stand on principles for all reasons so that my character will stand strong when I am tempted by much bigger things.  

I pray and ask that I may be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that I may walk worthy of You, fully pleasing, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of You; strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified me to be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in the light. You have delivered me from the power of darkness and conveyed me into the kingdom of the Son of Your love, in whom I have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. You are the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by You, all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through You for You. And You are before all things, and in You, all things exist. And You are the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things You may have the preeminence. In Your blessed Son Jesus’ name, Amen. (Colossians 1:9-18)