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**The little things...** By Pastor Bobby Schuller _"Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink."_ _-Numbers 20:8_ If you want God to trust you with the big things in life, he has to see you first be true in the little things of life, in the hidden things of your heart. Look at the Bible. Look at the way God treats the big things and the little things. I see it in story after story. For example, Moses did amazing things in his life. He led the people out of Egypt and led them to the Promised Land, and he didn't even get to enter the Promised Land. And you know why? It's not because he killed a person, and he did, it's not because of his many mistakes. It is one mistake. God told him to speak to a rock so that water would come out, but instead Moses hit the rock with his staff so that water would come out. Nobody knew. Right? This one little thing that God put in Moses' heart, he decided not to do. He hit the rock instead of speaking to the rock, and so because of that and only that, he doesn't get to enter the Promised Land. God cares about little things. **Prayer: **Dear Lord, show me the little things that are important to you. I know you love me and will care for me no matter what, but I want to be your emissary on earth, doing your will in your way. Amen.

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1 Shawn Bose = "This passage is important because it is in following the specific instructions of God that one expresses their true faith.  Because Moses followed his own will instead of divine will he suffers consequences.  It is an ironic moment for the 'Law Giver' to be shown breaking the rule of God.  Perhaps it is an example for the readers of the Bible to learn that no one is above God's Law, and the hubris to act outside of it will keep one from God's favor."
2 Jeff Smith = "Here is a brief related message from Bobby Schuller."