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June 21st

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What about the small stuff? Zechariah 4:10 “For who hath despised the day of small things?  for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet of the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.”

What small things have you seen God use?

Small numbers. Jonathon told his armor-bearer, 1 Samuel 14:6 “And Jonathon said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the Lord will work for us: for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few.” , that is makes little difference to God whether He saves by the few or the many. Good reminder. You and I know small churches that feel they can’t do anything because their members are few in number. Not so.

Small people. The Apostle Paul suggested in 1 Corinthians 1:26 “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called” , that the members of the church look around. They would see not many celebrities, not many people the world acclaims as great or mighty or rich or gifted. God chose to use the nobodies of the world.

Small gifts. No one illustrates this better than the boy who gave his lunch to Jesus and ended up feeding five thousand John 6:9 “There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?” or the widow who dropped her two coins into the offering and went on her way Mark 12:42 “And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.”  Neither had any way of knowing what this meant to the Lord or that we would still be talking about them 2,000 years later.

Small moments. You prayed a prayer of commitment. You said “I do” at the altar. You decided to start reading your Bible. You went next door and invited your neighbor to church.

God loves to use small things. The thrust of what follows, however, is the implication of that for us. Mark it down in big letters and underscore it, the fact that God delights in using nothings and nobodies means a great deal to his children.

When Gabriel told the teenage Mary of God’s plan for her, he had to strengthen her faith. He said, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37 We all need that reminder from time to time.

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