"Small Things" bring greatness
by David Baird on 07/08/13
I heard a great idea this weekend....God uses small things to make big things happen. In Zechariah 4:10 we read, "For who has despised the day of small things ? But these seven will be glad when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel -these are the eyes of the LORD which range to and fro throughout the earth."
Have you ever heard, "The devil is in the details?" Such is the case for Zerubbabel rebuilding the temple. The devil despised the small things...the details...the planning. But as the scripture continues, the eyes of the Lord were pleased to see the use of a small thing, a plumb line, to make sure the building was built true. A small yet important thing in the hands of a builder.
Remember the parable of the sower? He sows seed, a small thing. He does so intentionally. Carefully. Abundantly. What does the farmer receive for his hard work in small things? A bountiful harvest. For example, one kernel of corn can product 500 - 600 kernels. God uses small things.
How about a "Mustard seed?" Not only does it produce the largest plant in the garden, but with faith the size of this seed, the Word says can move mountains. God uses small things to bring greatness.
How about a small basket of food? With it, Jesus feed thousands and had several baskets of food left over. God uses small things to bring greatness.
How about you? In a big world, you may feel small. One vote amongst millions. One voice against many. An insignificant spec of sand on a beach full. But, with the power of the Holy Spirit, you have unlimited potential. Zechariah 4:6-7 said it this way, "Then he said to me, 'This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts. Who are you, O great Mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain.'" God uses small things, even you and me. Are you ready to be used? Are you ready for greatness?