Small Things Big Difference Part 1

WHAT IS YOUR ONE WORD

It’s often the small things that no one sees
that result in the big things that everyone wants.

ISRAEL’S HISTORY

  • 586 BC Jerusalem was taken and the temple was destroyed by Babylon. God’s people were in captivity.
  • 536 BC Zerubbabel leads a small remnant back to rebuild Jerusalem and the temple. God’s people had hope.

Zechariah 4:6 (NLT) It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

In your own strength you can do some things. But there are areas of our lives where we need God’s power.

Zechariah 4:7, 8-10 (NLT) Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way; it will become a level plain before him . . . . Then another message came to me from the Lord: “Zerubbabel is the one who laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it. Then you will know that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has sent me. Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.”

Don’t despise small beginnings.

Matthew 6:3-4 (MSG) When you do a kindness to someone, do it secretly—don’t tell your left hand what your right hand is doing. And your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.

SMALL ADJUSTMENTS—BIG DIFFERENCE

Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

In the next 4 weeks we are going to focus on small adjustment in four of these areas.

  • Week 2: Our thoughts.
  • Week 3: Our words.
  • Week 4: Our habits.
  • Week 5: Our character.

I want you to pray about this: “What is your one thing?” What one area of your life would bring about the greatest change? During our 21 Days of Prayer I want this to be your prayer focus. Ask God to give you one word and verse for this year.

Get YOUR word that focuses you throughout this year.

YOUR ONE WORD IS: ___________________________.

YOUR ONE VERSE IS: ___________________________.

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