25, October 2011

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Are You Just Beginning?

‘Who [with reason] despises the day of small things?…’ Zechariah 4:10 AMP

Everything big begins with something small, and your attitude in the beginning often determines your success in the end. The Bible says, ‘Who [with reason] despises the day of small things?’ Delight in what God gives you to start with, because He does! Thank Him for your small beginnings. Before the drought ended and the rains came, Elijah saw a cloud the size of a man’s hand (1 Kings 18:44). That’s pretty small, but he rejoiced over it because it was a sign of bigger things to come. Don’t destroy your seed by doubting its potential. God gives you a seed of hope, something small-but something is better than nothing. Take that seed and plant it, praying over it and believing God for increase. A lot of us throw our seed away. When we ‘despise’ something we diminish its potential; we take no notice of it, we don’t care for it. When we don’t take care of what God gives us, we lose it. And if we lose our seed we never get to enjoy our harvest. Hebrews 13:5 AMP tells us to be content with what we have, then goes on to say, ‘For He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way…let [you] down.’ That’s why you can be content during your small beginnings. You know that what God commences, He completes. So be patient, be expectant, and keep moving forward. ‘Do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.’ (Hebrews 10:35-36 NKJV)

SoulFood: Ezra 1-2, John 6:25-34, Ps 98, Pr 24:15-18

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2011

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