Tiny little words can carry big meaning. The Beatles sang a song, Let It Be. A very popular song. When my mom said those words I knew what she meant. If I feel argumentative and the other person says, let it be, I know what it means. Small words, simple meanings.
Remember when President Bill Clinton said, "It depends on what the meaning of is is." The word "is" seemed pretty clear to me and still does.
But sometimes people stumble over the little words and often they are the key word of a sentence. Think of the word "if." If you remove the word if from any sentence, it changes the whole meaning.
Think and ponder on 3 little words right now.
What do these words mean? If you changed or removed these words, how would it change the meaning of sentences. Read the scripture below and put particular emphasis on those small words.
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. (1 Corinthians 16:13, 14 ESV)
Now reread the scripture, but say your name first and make it personal.
( Name), Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. (1 Corinthians 16:13, 14 ESV)
Now pray the scripture asking God to help you BE watchful, stand firm IN the faith, to BE strong, and to let ALL that you do be done IN love.