You Don't Have To Do It All

This morning as I was reading the news on my iPhone, scrolling through the plethora of “negativism and depravity” of mankind, my heart was heavy and burdened. Why won’t our media post the random acts of God that encourage and build up?


As I sat there pondering all of this, the Holy Spirit brought a song to mind. The song was, “Dream Small,”by Josh Wilson. The lyrics began to flood my thoughts- “It’s a momma singing songs about the Lord,” I started thinking of all the times I had heard my momma singing to my little brothers. What powerful heartfelt moments. Oh, how I miss hearing her sing.


The next phrase- “It’s a daddy spending family time the world says he cannot afford. These simple moments change the world.” Wow! That is so true! Our culture does not encourage daddies to spend time with children! But the daddies who do… their children stand strong for what their dads believe.


Music moves our soul. This song totally changed my perspective from feeling heavy and burdened with earthly issues to having my soul soar with joy for the Lord from being brought up in a loving home. My heart was changed to have a heart of gratitude, and it was all because of the “small things.”


The song continues to encourage listeners to “Dream Small, don’t bother like you’ve got to do it all, just let Jesus use you where you are, one day at a time.” It is the little day to day life things of thinking of others and serving each other that make a difference. Jesus came to serve not to be served. (Mark 10:45)


These words were so freeing for me! I don’t have to do it all. Thank you, Lord.


Songs can proclaim political issues, historical issues and random silly issues, but the songs which proclaim Christ Jesus and lead us toward the things of God bring an unspeakable joy that is beyond our understanding.


This is what “Dream Small” did for me.


As a follower of Christ, I am encouraged to live one day at a time serving others. Singing one song at a time. Taking one meal at a time. Texting one scripture at a time. The little things are important!


The Bible says in Proverbs 17:22a “A cheerful heart is good medicine.”


Okay Lord, thank you for reminding me through this song today to have a grateful heart and that we are to serve one another!


CHALLENGE QUESTIONS:

DAY 1

What songs encourage you to have a servant’s heart mentioned in Mark 10:45? A grateful heart like in Proverbs 17:22?

DAY 2

What small things have you done lately? What small things has someone done for you?

DAY 3

Read the words to Dream Small. Josh Wilson states, “God makes oceans from rivers.” Comment on this-perhaps post one-way God made something small grow into something big in your life.

Dream Small by Josh Wilson


It’s a momma singing songs about the Lord It’s a daddy spending family time the world says he cannot afford These simple moments change the world It's a pastor at a tiny little Church Forty years of loving on the broken and the hurt These simple moments change the world


Dream small Don't bother like you've gotta do it all Just let Jesus use you where you are One day at a time


Live well Loving God and others as yourself Find little ways where only you can help With His great love A tiny rock can make a giant fall Dream small


It's visiting the widow down the street Or dancing on a Friday with your friend with special needs These simple moments change the world Of course, there's nothing wrong with bigger dreams Just don't miss the minutes on your way, your bigger things, no 'Cause these simple moments change the world


So dream small Don't bother like you've gotta do it all Just let Jesus use you where you are One day at a time


Live well Loving God and others as yourself Find little ways where only you can help With His great love A tiny rock can make a giant fall So dream small


Keep loving, keep serving Keep listening, keep learning Keep praying, keep hoping Keep seeking, keep searching Out of these small things and watch them grow bigger The God who does all things makes oceans from river


So dream small Don't bother like you've gotta do it all Just let Jesus use you where you are One day at a time


Live well Loving God and others as yourself Find little ways where only you can help With His great love A tiny rock can make a giant fall Yeah, five loaves and two fish's could feed them all So dream small Dream small

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