My sister was the first to sign up for these weekly devotionals over 7 years ago. Thanks, Barbara! From the beginning, I’ve had a certain number goal in mind. Something to aim at. Takes 6 years to hit that target. I now have a vibrant ‘congregation’ to encourage week by week! All of the Lord’s doing. Coupled with help from my tech-savvy wife Sue.
Let me admit my number goal is most modest. Pastors would not be impressed. Too little. Too insignificant. Too bad, so sad…for them!
This is between the Lord and me. I’m to forget the naysayers. Put your fingers to the loom, your hands to the wheel. Off you go. For Jesus, the Master Weaver.
May require lots of hard work, producing a rather teensy-weensy outcome… in some minds. But with Jesus, first and foremost, the results are His anyway. Aren’t they? Rag on Him? Better not!
Look back at Daniel chapter 2. A bad dream nauseates bloviating King Nebuchadnezzar. A colossal statue, made of gold, silver, bronze, iron and clay, topples over crashing and smashing to the ground. Destruction complete.
What demolishes this hotdogger, grandstander statue? Some ancient earthquake? Could be. Shoddy construction? Possibly. Enemy sabotage? Perhaps. But what exactly? Daniel 2: 34–‘As you looked, a stone was cut out by no human hand, and it struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces.’
A little rock, not from Arkansas but from God, gets hurled at that big-shot, phoney baloney bunkum. The miniscule shatters the mighty. Down it comes with brute force as the earth shakes and shudders.
When God calls you to do something, nothing could be better. If we grab hold of it. If. May seem small change, but little is much when God is in it, as the old song says. So, get busy with what He places in your hands. To do for Him. For others. Something come to mind?
What a privilege, Lord, to serve you. In Jesus’ name and for His sake. Amen.