‘…There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising…’ 1 Kings 18:44 NKJV
Every success story begins with somebody taking a small step or sowing a small seed, which usually represents all they have at that moment. Simply stated: everything big starts with something small. If you’re not willing to start small, you can’t start at all! The servant who kept telling Elijah nothing was happening, finally saw something. It was just a tiny cloud, but it had great potential. God loves to use things we think are insignificant. He used a boy’s lunch to feed over 5,000 people, a slingshot to bring down a giant, and a handful of mud to restore a blind man’s eyesight. He can use a little job, a little money, or a little idea to bless you. Little clouds are indicators of what’s coming; they’re ways God has chosen to use. When God promises you something, He doesn’t need anything big to make it happen. Often the change that impacts many starts with one individual. Whether it’s an Esther or a Paul or a Mother Teresa or a Billy Graham, God only needs one person who believes Him and dares to step out on His Word. When God pours out His blessing upon you, you’ll begin to see three things. (1) That your problems are just an opportunity for Him to ‘…show Himself strong on [your] behalf…’ (2 Chronicles 16:9 NKJV) (2) His ‘…strength is made perfect in [your] weakness…’ (2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV) (3) That you can reach a place where you actually begin to thank God for your enemies, because God ‘prepares a table’ and vindicates [upholds, clears, justifies] you right there in front of them (Psalm 23:5 NKJV).
SoulFood: Num 34–36, Mark 9:30–37, Ps 18:30–50, Pro 11:22
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