‘Who dares despise the day of small things…’
– Zechariah 4 v 10
There is a challenge in this to start, to begin, to do something with what we have.
Significant and widely impacting ministries or outreaches usually begin with a rough idea, limited resources, a wing and a prayer. Somebody had to be vulnerable and step out in faith. Not knowing what the response of others would be. Not knowing if the whole idea would fall flat on its face.
It can be terrifying not to know.
But that’s the thing I think God loves. I can imagine Him sitting up there on His throne, surrounded by glory, watching with glints of excitement in His eyes.
“He/She is going for it. Yes! Go for it! I am with You!” I can hear Him saying.
We would do well to remember, without faith it is impossible to please God. Not unlikely or hard- impossible.
God is pleased with our small beginnings, our day of small things. Pleased when we move past our pride and concern about what others think, because of the kingdom agenda on our hearts. When we are moved with compassion, nothing will stop us from doing all we can to get the Good News out.
So, what about…
That large worldwide prayer movement we admire? Started with 3 people meeting in their homes to pray and seek God.
That inner city outreach we are awed by? Started with one person who stopped and really noticed those living on the streets.
That worship movement where salvation, healings and miracles are breaking out? Started with a few friends meeting to bask in the presence of God, to worship and see what happened. They believed God- that He inhabits the praises of His people.
That powerful residential ministry where hundreds of broken, abused and addicted people find hope and restoration? Started with one person opening up their home to one person who desperately needed it.
‘The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Those who have will be given more, and they will have an abundance. As for those who do not have, even what they have will be taken from them…’– Matthew 13 v 11
We have a responsibility to use what we have. To whom much is given much is required.
We must sow our seeds, the ideas and desires in our hearts; use the resources we have now.
“Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing, and gives being to all things that are; and, as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many…”
― William Bradford
Need more inspiration?
What do you have brewing inside of you?