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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day of Small Beginnings

Exodus 22:16 thru Exodus 24:18

One of my favorite verses of scripture is, Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin... Zechariah 4:10.

Everything that is great in your life started off small; maybe as an idea, a hope or just a dream.

I love the above quoted verse because it helps me keep going even when things seem so small and ineffective at the moment.

Today we read in Exodus 23:20-32 about the conquest of Canaan, the Promised Land.  I hope the children of Israel were comforted by these words of God: 

I am sending an angel before you to protect you on your journey...

I will be an enemy to your enemies...

I will bless you with food and water...

I will protect you from illness...

I will make all your enemies turn and run...

I will hand over to you the people now living in the land... 


And...
 
I will drive them out a little at a time...

God did not bless the children of Israel with everything all at one time.  It happened little by little.  

That is such a great reminder for all of us today; we don't experience great blessings all in one huge moment but in a bunch of small moments put together.

If you are losing weight, it happens moment by moment, day by day.

If you want to be debt free, it happens moment by moment, day by day.

If you want a great education, it happens moment by moment, day by day.

If you want to have a great marriage, it happens moment by moment, day by day.

If you are saving for your kid's college fund, it happens moment by moment, day by day.

Little by little all things are possible.  Don't despise the day of small beginnings, or small moments, in your life because when you add them together they equal something great.

The day Jesus was born was not the day of our redemption. Jesus was born, then He became a boy, than a man, then started His ministry and then died for our sins.  A bunch of small moments put together for one great salvation.

And because of what Christ has done, and because of who he is, God blesses us... day by day... moment by moment.

Remember, it was the little by little blessings that got you where you are today, and it is going to be the little by little blessings that are going to carry you through to your promised land.



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