The Day of Small Things

For who hath despised the day of small things? (Zech 4:10). We start out our faith journey with faith the size of a mustard seed. God has not despised that day of small things when we as persons made the choice to be His when Christ draw us to Him. As we mature in Him and increasingly are endued to see more and more of His glory and consequently our glory every new insight that requires a leap of faith is a day of small things. In the same manner as Abraham we see our goal far off, and with a sense of urgency and impatience we are often tempted to accelerate the process. We know what the Spirit has shown us, but it seems like we never are going to make it. When we look back we are inclined to fix our glance at what look like defeats, and when viewed that way they have the inherent property that they paralyze us. We become like the proverbial pillar of salt. Lot kept his gaze straight ahead of him faithfully trusting God that what looked like a disaster in the long run would be life to him. In addition, circumstances and appearances seem to contradict what we know our Father has shown us. Therefore the word says; let us run with patience in the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. (Heb 12:1-2). Christ has laid the foundation of the house and He will finish it. Remember, my friend, God does not despise the day of small things.

Many a time we have started a day of small things, and later when we run towards an even higher faith-goal it is so easy to forget God’s faithfulness when those former small things one day became us. It is like an occupation. At first we struggle to get the necessary competence to practice our occupation, but one day the occupation has taken us and become us and we are a teacher, lawyer, mechanic or whatever. Quite effortlessly we carry out our daily tasks. In this particular struggle where the Spirit is stretching you today towards a higher understanding of who you are in Him remember those former days when God was faithful and established you in those more elementary teachings of His kingdom. Be of good cheer my friend! He will finish what He has begun in you!

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4 Responses to The Day of Small Things

  1. cheryl lowry says:

    Thank you this article spoke a confirmation into my spirit today. He has always been faithful and even now is working his perfect work. LY

  2. Patty Musick says:

    I will carry around the picture of Lot and how you presented him…not looking back on what looked like disaster but looking at Christ and trusting in Him and not appearances. That is such a good word picture! I love it! I am so tempted to keep looking back and seeing only what is seen. But that is not the entire picture! Thank you Ole!

    • Ole Henrik says:

      I think it is an amazing illustration as well! It suddenly hit me while writing. This is great, I thought to myself, and penned it down. Thanks for your comment. You never fail to put a smile on my face!

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