The little things of life!
(from Octavius Winslow's "Morning Thoughts")
"Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered."
You know so little of God, my reader, because
you live at such a distance from God.
You have so little transaction with Him,
so little confession of sin,
so little searching of your own conscience,
so little probing of your own heart,
so little transaction with Him in the little things of life.
You deal with God in great matters.
You take great trials to God, great perplexities, great
needs; but in the minutiae of each day's history, in
what are called the little things of life, you have no
dealings with God whatever; and consequently you know...
so little of the love,
so little of the wisdom,
so little of the glory,
of this glorious covenant God and reconciled Father.
I tell you, the man who lives with God in little matters,
who walks with God in the minutiae of his life, is the
man who becomes the best acquainted with God; with
His character, His faithfulness, His love.
To meet God in my daily trials, to take to Him the trials
of my calling, the trials of my church, the trials of my
family, the trials of my own heart; to take to Him that
which brings the shade upon my brow, that rends the
sigh from my heart; to remember it is not too trivial
to take to God; above all, to take to Him the least
taint upon the conscience, the slightest pressure of
sin upon the heart, the softest conviction of departure
from God; to take it to Him, and confess it at the foot
of the cross, with the hand of faith upon the bleeding
sacrifice; oh! these are the paths in which a man
becomes intimately and closely acquainted with God!