“Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the Lord that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel?”

Zechariah 4:10 (NIV)

Today, when I read about despising “the day of small things” it occurred to me how often I might not give much thought to the “small things” in my life. When Jesus talks about faith He focuses on two types of faith; little or great. When Jesus is telling His disciples not to worry about food, clothing, shelter, and the things they need in life He points out how God takes care of the birds giving them the food they need, and reminds them they are much more valuable than the birds (Luke 12:24). Furthermore, Jesus points out how God adorns the flowers of the field with beautiful colors, and yet they live such short lives. He declares, “How much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!” (Luke 12:28 NIV)

When Jesus talks about having little or great faith He’s referring to the size of what one believes. So many of us spend so much time trying to make sure we have all of those things in our lives that Jesus considered basic. Food, clothing, and shelter. When we believe, “God will meet all [our] needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” and we’re only thinking about such things like food, clothing, and shelter we’re exhibiting “little” faith (Philippians 4:19 NIV).

Scripture tells us God will give us our hearts desires when we delight in Him (Psalm 37:4). If you’re like me you might find yourself aching for huge things while ignoring the smaller things and perhaps even putting them off. I think all of us want God to do great things in our lives but we don’t consider the small things we might need to do for those great things to happen. For example, if we want to hear from God, we might need to do something to facilitate communication. Like spending some time each day reading the Bible instead of streaming video or watching television.

God will always give us the tools we need to do His will. This is what the promise of Matthew 6:33 means when we are told, “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33 NIV). However, if we don’t use the tools God gives us, even if we’re seeking His kingdom and His righteousness first, then we might inaccurately think God’s not doing what He’s said He will do. It’s like asking God for a hole when you’re leaning on a shovel. It’s silly, but we can find ourselves in these situations if we ignore the small things we need to do. Even great Sequoia trees would be nothing if the seeds had never been planted.

Do you know God? God knows you and He loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, right now, and He wants you to know Him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so that we could be free of guilt, be freed from death, and live eternally with Him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation today:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.