Written by cycleguy on July 5th, 2019

It is not unusual to hear people say they feel insignificant. They feel unseen. Or they feel small. I’m not insinuating at all by the hashtag above that “little people” are insignificant. A little person plays a very significant part in one of my favorite shows on TV: MacGyver.  And one of the funniest lines said to me recently by a young boy maybe 4-5 years old is when I said Hi to him, he looked at me and said, “What you looking at flopdoodle?” His mother about died on the spot. She was mortified since she had only been coming to the church for a couple weeks. I howled. It is from the “Little Napoleon” in The Greatest Showman.  It’s a running joke with us now.

People serving God often feel insignificant. They keep thinking they ought to do something bigger. But I am not interested in people looking for the next great thing to do. I love seeing people take care of the littlest thing and taking great pride and joy in it.

My sermon this Sunday is the first of two from Judges. I could have spent weeks in that book but I wanted to stick with my theme of Heroes and keep it short because of the series coming next. So this week my sermon will be from Judges 3:7-31. Three household names: Othniel, Ehud, and Shamgar.  🙂

I will have spent the week in Ohio helping to clean Jo’s sister’s apartment so the normal interaction with people and personal connection I like will not be there. But I’m trusting God to bless the meager effort I make to present His Word. I’d appreciate your prayers.  Thanks.


12 Comments so far ↓

  1. Glynn says:

    The culture pushes fame and celebrity, but nowhere int he Bible can you find God calling someone to fame and celebrity. Instead, he calls us to follow and be faithful.

  2. What came out of that little guy’s mouth is hysterical, Bill – out of the mouths of babes!
    Praying for you, Jo, her sister, and your sermon, as always.

  3. Lisa notes says:

    Praying for God to send extra grace through your words this Sunday since you didn’t get your normal prep time. You’re making good choices and he blesses that!

  4. floyd says:

    The little guy is hilarious!

    Seems that if we take care of the little things, the big things take care of themselves.

    Praying for you, brother.

  5. Betty Draper says:

    I love this post Bill. I love the song, Little Is Much When God Is In It because Ace and I both have always felt like the “little people”. We have never been the sought after, high profile people. all we ever wanted to do was serve in anyway to get the gospel out. I would have loved to have been a translator but my language abilities was horrible, Ace too. So God put us in places a lot of others would not do but we loved our ministries. Ace is full of the gifts of helps. today he was down in the ground digging into an old sewer. The day before he was moving, working on someone elses car. The week before he was helping our daughter paint, fixing little things her husband has not been able to since he works so much. Helped her father in law work on his car, put under pining on their mobile, worked under their trailer to find leaks, fixed them, mowed several times. all these things are little things but they have had added up to a very happy man who loves to help, and of course a happy daughter and son in law. He is always more then willing ot let someone like you take the platform and preach. Our pastor always use to say he was a good extension of a pastor arm. yep we are little people and loving it. Great message Bill, encouraging.

    • cycleguy says:

      You and Ace are doing exactly where God has called you to be. There is joy and satisfaction in that. Thanks for the comment Betty.

  6. Linda Stoll says:

    The more we realize how significant we are to the Lover of our souls, the less we search high and low for other people to give us that affirmation crave.