In his new DVD series What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage Paul David Tripp says:
You and I don’t do many significant things in our lives. We only make 3-4 major decisions. Most of us will not be written up in history books. Sorry, it’s true. For most of us, several decades after we die, the people we leave behind will struggle to remember the events of our lives. You live in the utterly mundane. You live in little moments. And if God doesn’t rule your little moments He doesn’t rule you because that is where you live. I think one of the big problems we make in our marriages is when we name little moments as “little moments” and say they are not important. If the character of a life is not set by four or five big moments but is set by 10,000 little moments, every little moment of your life is important. That’s where your life is formed and that’s where your relationships are built and formed. We cannot back away from the little moments because that happens to be where we live. And our God is a God of the little moments. He enters those little moments with his truth and wisdom and grace. [session 1, 7:50-9:30]
6 thoughts on “God over the little moments”
I so appreciate the reminder of perspective!
I’ve been thinking of just this idea lately.
I’m reminded of my favorite time perspective Psalm!
“So teach us to number our days,
That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.”
Moment by moment makes a day. Day by day makes a life.
And Christ, who is our life!
“When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. Col. 3:4
Well said Laurie!
As a matter of fact here is a somewhat paradoxical post about time, moments, “the curse of the second hand.”
It may not walk hand-inhand w/ what P.D.Tripp has said, but it seems all intertwined to me.
A race is not won by crossing the finish line, but rather by taking 10,000 small steps, one after another.
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