Yesterday evening during my quiet time, I took a moment to be silent and speak to God about what He wanted me to read and receive. Not too long after I shut my mouth, I opened the Bible to the book of Zechariah. I’ve been reading the minor prophets since Sunday and it seemed like the natural progression. As I read along about Zechariah’s night visions, I came upon this:
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerrubabel’s hand.
Meditation: Sometimes God starts us at what seems like extremely meager settings before he expands our territory. But, I believe, part of the reason why he does this is to humble us. [Sometimes] when we become fully impressed with ourselves, God can swoop down and take us out so quickly. Not to punish us but to teach us the value of humidity and building from the ground up.
When we are in those “small beginnings” all he asks is that we respect that time and be good stewards over it because as His word says, “Be not weary in well doing for in due time, you will reap a harvest, if you faint not.” So for those people who are in the “small beginnings” stage, be of good courage and know that the hardest part was starting. If God gave you the vision–such as he did Zerubbabel to lay the foundation for the temple–he will surely give you the provision.