Many of us understands the immense power that is contained in small things. Nothing in life starts big and many things starts as small negligible seeds that are easy to ignore. Everyone of us was once a small mass of cells that only observable through a microscope but with time and care have become what we are today. Jesus in the scriptures challenged his disciples to have faith as small as a mustard seed that grows with time to become the biggest of trees. This is because faith grows and although it may start small, it one day becomes big and monumental. Every believer knows the importance of tending the faith that we confess today as it holds the key that will unlock our eternity. Only eternity will reveal how important and monumental the decision to follow Jesus Christ will be as it makes the difference between spending eternity with God or in regret. The scriptural account of Elijah praying for rain in Israel after a prolonged period of drought shows the power of faith in celebrating small things. Elijah interceded for rain seven times without giving up. The sky remained blue with no change until the seventh time when the servant reported to Elijah the appearance of a small cloud in the sky the size of a man’s hand. Elijah had just received the sign he needed and started celebrating to an extent of telling the king of Israel to hurry going home before the rains stopped him. Elijah knew the importance of celebrating small signs from God even as we trust God for big things. Small signs quite often are God’s way of telling that He has his eyes on it. It’s God’s way of telling us that abundant rain is coming. Unless we learn to appreciate and give thanks for the small that we have, we may never live to witness an abundance. Jesus had to thank God for the five loaves and two fishes available before they could multiply and feed thousands. Where are you tempted to ignore a small and insignificant sign from God? Where are you waiting for a big breakthrough before you can start celebrating? What small sign is God giving you but you are taking it for granted? When Elijah saw a small cloud in the sky- the size of a man’s hand, after praying for seven times, he fanned his faith and began celebrating. Don’t crush your faith by calling your miracle small and insignificant! Start celebrating the smallest signs of victory that God is giving you. Faith is small wins celebrated every day!
““The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’ ” 1 Kings 18:44 NIV
Last modified: August 13, 2020