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December 30, 2006

The Day of Small Things

In Zachariah 4:10 the Word of the Lord comes to Zachariah saying "For who has despised the day of small things?..." As with all scripture, there is a direct meaning for the then and there context of the scripture, but there is also a here and now spiritual application. There is a great lesson for us to learn in the here and now from this simple question. Too often we discount or overlook small beginnings. We usually miss them completely because we are looking for what we want. If we want what God wants for our life, then we need to look for small beginnings. We need to allow those small seeds that He plants to find good soil and take root.

When we read the Bible we will see this is God's pattern. Jesus is the best example of this. There was nothing smaller and more insignificant to the world than a poor Jewish baby born out of wedlock in a manger with the animals. Thats what man sees, but the Father sees Christ as being worthy to be exalted above all things. Jesus took a few uneducated fisherman and changed the world. He fed 5000 with 5 loaves and 2 fishes, He brought about a great nation through one man who had faith. Time and time again I have seen God do the miraculous in my life with just a small seed that He planted. I'm learning to embrace things that may seem small or insignificant to most. I am learning to give up my own idea of how my life needs to be and allow God to have His way. I am learning to loose my life so that in Him I will find it.

Have faith. Do not despise the day of small tings in your life. Do not miss the day when God will begin in you a great work for His glory.