The Importance of Little Things in My Life

It happened again Monday evening that little nagging reminder that I forgot to do something. I forgot to take my Naproxen. I knew it as the back of my neck and shoulders were tensing up. Such is life with chronic illness. It is so important to maintain the little things.

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The same is true for my walk with Jesus. The little things need to be maintained starting with my prayer time in the morning. If I don’t take time with Jesus in the morning, my mood can become like that tension I had in the back of my neck and shoulders Monday evening.

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Part of having Fibromyalgia is sensitivity to light, sound, and smell. One day last week, I woke up late and didn’t take time to pray and be in the presence of the Lord. I went to a coffee shop and the sounds irritated me. I left the coffee shop not being my usual cheerful self. I have noticed if I take time with Jesus in the morning, the light and sounds don’t bother as much. That is more a coping with it thing than it not actually being noticeable.

The longer I follow Jesus, the more I see the importance of the little things such as prayer, listening to worship music, time with friends. reading my bible, and worship at church.

Time with friends and worship at church can at times be a challenge due to the aforementioned issues related to Fibromyalgia. But it is necessary to be with others and fellowship. I can have down time afterwards.

Living with Celiacs means being careful what I eat. I have learned to read labels very carefully. If I take in gluten, the first thing I notice is depression and anxiety and then the pain and rashes. If I take in only gluten free food, I am okay. The same is true for what I let into my mind as it relates to my walk with Jesus.

The little things add up either for positive or for negative. It all depends on which little things I seek each day.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

24 thoughts on “The Importance of Little Things in My Life

  1. As the saying goes, “Little things mean a lot”. I have also noticed my day is always better when I start it with prayer and Bible reading. 😊❤️

  2. Great Message! When we’re diligent and intentional in seeking the Lord first, on a daily basis, it’s amazing how He orchestrates everything else to fall right into place. Blessings Sir!

    “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and “all these things” will be added…Matthew 6:33

  3. Lord, empower us to be diligent and intentional in seeking You first. Help us to not become distracted by things in and around us, that we forget or lose focus on You and the importance of seeking You before anything and anyone else. In Jesus name, Amen!!

  4. I too have Fibromyalgia and celiac. I know your pain. I am very particular about what I eat and drink, and I hate the feelings of fatigue. I try to exercise often, it helps with the muscle pain. Try stretching also, it is a great stress reliever for the pain.

  5. I have to agree Martin! I notice once I wake up in the morning I pray and things goes so smooth but when I don’t pray it’s like nothing going right. Now that you explained your scenario it makes so much sense… Well written and you may not know but you schooled me…. 😊🙏😊

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