Our philosophy of ministry in Grace Bible Fellowship is that God often uses little things in a big way. There’s an old hymn called "Little Is Much" that restates this very succinctly. The words are very simple…
Little is much when God is in it
Labor not for wealth or fame
There’s a crown and you can win it
if you’ll go in Jesus’ name.
1 Corinthians 1:26-31 also emphasizes God's preference for using small things: For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord .” (NKJV)
Do you get it? God uses little things, weak things, base things to absolutely confound the mighty things of this world. When we don’t stand a fighting chance, God shows up to work on our behalf to show Himself strong! Consider these Bible stories:
* How Jesus took one little boy’s five loaves and two fishes and fed thousands.
* How God fed Elisha and a single Mom and her son from one little cruse of oil.
* How God led the Israelites to throw off the oppression of the Midianites through Gideon and 300 men.
* How twelve apostles turned the world upside down.
Often times, God uses the weak and not the strong. He uses the dumb to confound the mighty. He uses the person with little ability over the one who has multiple talents. God’s strength is always made perfect in weakness. Small? Llittle? powerless? helpless? Congratulations! God can use you! What you have that doesn’t seem like much in God's hands can impact His Kingdom for eternity?
When we're little, we learn to trust and depend on God! We get to see God’s power at work! And others get to see God’s glory at work in us!
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