If you are struggling with celebrating the small stuff, I have a suggestion: fly standby with a four year-old and two year-old across country. Just getting from the curb to the gate is no small feat, but then to sit there and wait for your name to be called is anxiety at its height. Our flight was scheduled to depart at 6:25 PM and at 6:25 there was no movement in the bullpen. The thought of walking back to the rental car counter, procuring a hotel room for the night, only to get up the today and do it all again, was more than I could bear. And then we heard it, “Petree, party of four.” At first disbelief, and then sheer joy! I high-fived my wife, hugged Moriah and paraded Elijah around the terminal like he just score the winning goal at the World Cup. As we pulled away from the gate I gave a quick, “Thank you Lord.”
I like celebrating the “insignificant” stuff with Him. And he likes that I let Him share ALL of life’s joys. God appreciates that you want Him to be a part of every moment in your life, not just the big stuff. Consider the last little celebration that you shared with your best friend or your spouse. We share with those close to us because we’re excited, even if it’s not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of life. But we do it because we know that they will celebrate the little stuff with us. And so will He. If we let Him.
Lie: God only cares about the big stuff
Truth: God cares about the small stuff and wants to be in it with us
And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. Luke 12:7