So often, we only look for God in the BIG, in the HUGE MIRACLES. We expect Him to operate BIG, but a lot of times the BIG MIRACLES that He does start very, very SMALL. There are so many people who are only looking for God to show Himself through HUGE MIRACLES, and are missing Him in every facet of the “little things” in life. People are OBSESSED with HUGE: huge healings, huge gatherings, huge fame. Don’t get it twisted: those HUGE healing, financial breakthroughs, and blessings happen via the WORD OF GOD and PRAYER. Huge opportunities start years and years ago when someone starts PRAYING in private, asking God to move on their behalf. Once we see the financial breakthrough, or the wedding that you’ve waited so long for, or the huge move of God, we must realize that’s not where God’s blessing starts. It starts in the little!!!
The little nudge in your heart for your purpose will lead you to START PRAYING ABOUT IT. Start praying because of what God has spoken to your spirit!!! It starts with a verse from the Lord speaking directly to your circumstance. You know that it is from God, and you start asking via prayer for Him to do a BREAKTHROUGH in your marriage, for Him to do a breakthrough in your body, for Him to do a breakthrough in your ministry. It starts small!!!
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.
Now, what happens is the Holy Spirit does come upon Mary, she conceives the Christ-child through the Holy Spirit. That miracle didn’t start with that conception. That miracle started in verse 26!!!
GOD SENT AN ANGEL TO NAZARETH TO DELIVER A MESSAGE TO MARY.
The miracle of Jesus’ crucifixion started with Jesus sending a messenger, sending His Word to a virgin!! It started so small, and from there it built, and Jesus was birthed because of it. The miracle of Jesus’ birth started with a MESSENGER BEING SENT and the WORD OF GOD BEING DELIVERED!!!!
13 He replied, “You give them something to eat.” They answered, “We have only five loaves of bread and two fish—unless we go and buy food for all this crowd.” 14 (About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 15 The disciples did so, and everyone sat down. 16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people. 17 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
We think in our minds that the miracle happened when He broke the five loaves of bread and two fish. While it is true that a miracle did happen then, the start of that miracle happened that morning, or two days prior, when the mom decided to bake the bread. Putting it together seemed very INSIGNIFICANT, because she had NO IDEA that this bread was going to be carried to the feet of JESUS and would be the vehicle to BLESS 5,000+ people!!!!! Those two fish had to be caught by someone. We think it starts with the boy offering his lunch, but it actually started when those seeds were planted to create the grain for the bread!!!
My whole point for today is that we get so caught up in the FEEDING OF THE 5,000, which is an incredible miracle, that we don’t see where it starts with somebody CALLING OUT TO THE LORD, begging God to work on your behalf, just following small little nods of the Lord. I want to encourage those of you that are waiting for something big: I want you to know that every big something has to START SOMEWHERE, and it often starts very, very LITTLE. It starts little and nobody sees. And as that thing is PRAYED FOR, BELIEVED ON, and BLESSED OVER, we get to see the GLORY OF GOD MANIFESTED through it!!!!!!!
I started very, very little in ministry, speaking to really small groups (and I still speak to really small groups), but GOD BLESSED IT and it has grown and grown. In the start, it was easy to feel insignificant when nobody cared. BUT GOD!!!! BUT THE POWER OF GOD!!!!! God is SO EVIDENT in the little. You have to watch for those things in your spirit that say “This is the way: walk in it.” You have to watch those checks in your spirit with God saying, “No, no, no, no, no, don’t do that. Danger, danger, danger: don’t walk in this way!!!” You have to LISTEN TO THE SPIRIT OF GOD, to the WORD OF GOD, which He gives you!!! You have to BELIEVE it, PRAY on it, and then WALK IN OBEDIENCE because of it.
GOD WORKS IN LITTLE PLACES!!!!! When He operates big, we see that of course it is of God. But a lot those huge moves of God started very, very little with someone praying, with someone believing. DON’T GIVE UP or disrespect what God does in the little things!!
Love you guys // hope this encourages you today!!