Youth : Who are you, when you are alone?
While reading the story of David I was meditating on the fact that he killed a lion and a bear with his bare hands to save one of his sheep.
This made me think about how small details demonstrate our true character.
He was alone and didn’t have to save that sheep! I’m sure his father would have rather let the bear take a sheep then run the risk of his own child being hurt. But why did David risk his own life even though he didn’t have to prove anything to any one or be a hero?
It’s in the small details and what we do when we are alone that show who we are at heart.
I remember when I was in the youth group; I was responsible for cleaning the bathrooms of the church once a week. There was a cleaning schedule for some of the youths and I remember being alone in that bathroom. After the morning service and lots of people having used it (you can only imagine how it was, lol) I cleaned it like if the Lord Jesus were to sit there. I cleaned it with alcohol and perfumed products even though I knew that bathroom would get dirty again in an hour I didn’t care! There, alone, I was grateful for the privilege of serving God. During the week, although I wasn’t on the schedule I would go in there to clean. Quietly I took in some products and cleaned, no one knew I was there. I came and went in silence. It was just God and I. I didn’t want anyone to see me so that they could approve of my actions. I just wanted to please God.
It wasn’t the mere act of cleaning the bathroom that blessed me, but it was the dedication and fear that I presented to God.
Those who truly want to please Him do the same. They seek to please Him in the smallest details, in the things nobody sees or appreciates, but to Him are small demonstrations of love and surrender.
“But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly”(Matthew 6:17)
What do you when you are alone to prove that you love God?