A Little Thing With a BIG Impact!

As I was reading my Bible this morning I thought of a car I once purchased. Nice car, new model, great customer satisfaction reports. But I began to have trouble with it the very first week. It would run fine until I hit a bump, went over a railroad track, or experienced anything that would jar it in any way. Then the motor would begin to cough, begin to die, I’d have to pull it over to the side of the road and have it towed. Over 40 hours of shop time (thank God it was under warranty)!! They tried everything! Couldn’t find the problem, examined everything imaginable, took this off and then that, replaced this and then that, one day I came into the shop to discover they had removed the entire dash assembly trying to find the problem. Finally they discovered the difficulty… a faulty tiny computer microchip smaller than a dime that was “shorting out” (actually a minuscule sliver of metal that shorted the microchip in the dash)…

Although the examples given in Scripture aren’t the same as mine, the truth they teach are the same…

“If we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way! We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. A tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.” (James 3:2-6 NLT)

Little things can have a big impact! Help me Lord! “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight!” (Psalm 19:14)

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