One of the lessons Daniel teaches us is the power of “small.” Throughout his life he made a series of “small” decisions and incorporated a routine of “small” habits that resulted in tremendous benefits for him.
Was it such a big deal if he did or didn’t eat from the King’s table? To us today we would lean in the direction of, “What’s the big deal, it’s only food?”
He practiced prayer three times a day, every day. Was it a big deal if he meant one “small” session? Again, we would say, “It’s not a big deal, God understands.”
I suggest that small things do matter. When you stack a series of small things such as what you think about, watch, say and do together they make a huge difference.
Do you want to make a big impact? Start with “small” practices and decisions over a period time until they become habits, routines, and lifestyle.
The most important place to practice this “small” stuff is in our relationships. Practice them in our relationship with God, our spouse, children, and friends and watch what God can do in and through you.
When Gabriel appears to Daniel, God’s messenger informs him he is highly favored in heaven, which is no small thing.