God Can Use Your Little

Little is much in God’s hands. As Christians we need to remember that us plus God equals a majority. If there is something that you are praying for just remember the God doesn’t need much to do amazing things.  There are a lot of examples through the bible of God performing miracles with little.  We are going to go over this today so that you can see that even if you don’t have much, or if you think you are small and insignificant,  God can still do great things through you and answer your prayers.

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“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?” – Zech 4:10

What you do for God may seem small and insignificant at the time, but God rejoices in what is right, not necessarily what is big.  Be faithful in the small opportunities.  Begin where you are and do what you can and leave the results up to God. 

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 18:43-45

Elijah was praying for rain and when his servant saw a small sign that God has answered his prayer, Elijah boldly instructed him to tell King Ahab that heavy rain was going to fall.  Ensure that you operate at this level of faith when you are praying for anything.  Keep praying and when you see a small sign that God is moving on your behalf know that the answer is coming.  

And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children. – Matthew 14:19-21

Jesus multiplied five loaves and two fish to feed over 5000.  What he was originally given seemed insufficient but in his hands it became more than enough. We often feel like our contribution to Jesus is meaner, but he can use and multiply whatever we give him, whether it’s talent, time, or treasure. It is when we give them to Jesus that our resources are multiplied.  

Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.” – Mark 12:41-44

In the Lord’s eyes, this poor widow gave more than all the others put together, though her gift was by far the smallest.  Remember that the value of a gift is not determined by its amount, but by the spirit in which it is given. 

“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.– Judges 6:14-16

God told Gideon that he will be with him and promised to give him the strength he needed to overcome opposition.  In spite of this clear promise for strength, Gideon made excuses. Seeing only his limitations and weaknesses, he failed to see how God could work through Him.  Don’t spend time making excused, instead spend time doing what God wants. 

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. – 1 Corinthians 1:27

Christianity is not against rational thinking.  Christians do believe in using their minds to weigh in the evidence and make wise choices.  Often times God will use anything that may seem foolish to prove a bigger point or cause a bigger result.  

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. – Isaiah 55:8-9

The people of Israel were foolish to act as if they knew what God was thinking and planning.  His knowledge and wisdom is far greater than man’s. We must strive to fit our plans, ideas, and thoughts into Gods. 

Gideon arrived just as a man was telling a friend his dream. “I had a dream,” he was saying. “A round loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp. It struck the tent with such force that the tent overturned and collapsed.” His friend responded, “This can be nothing other than the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands.” Judges 7:13-14

An army solder dreamed of a loaf of barley bread tumbling into the camp.  Barley grain was only half the value of wheat and the bread made from it was considered inferior. In the same way Israel’s tiny band of men was considered inferior to the vast forces of Midian and Amalek.  But God would make the underdog Israelites seem invincible.  The total number of Gideon’s army was only 300 men. 

When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city. They devoted the city to the Lord and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it—men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys. – Joshua 6:20-21

Trumpets, shouting and marching.  Who would think that these actions can bring down a wall and allow Joshua and the People of Israel to take a fortified city?  If God is with you this is possible. This is just another example of what can be done when God is on your side.  Follow his instructions and watch the walls around your promise and the answers to your prayers come down.