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DAY 14 // From Little things Big Things Grow [page 134]
It seems that we often think that God will always do things big. Or at least we think that if we do something as a church movement we expect things to be big. I suppose we come to expect this when we have such a rich history of God working in big ways. But how often have we put on events, or tried something new and then expected 100's if not 1000's of people to turn up and yet after all our effort we'd be lucky if we get 10's. And then because we are disheartened we give up and move on.
Brengle reminds us in today's reading that renewal among God's people and awakenings among the unsaved never begin in a great way. They begin the same way Oak trees begin. There is nothing startling and spectacular about the beginning of an oak tree. In darkness, in loneliness, an acorn gives up it's life, and the oak, at first only a tiny root and a tiny stem of green, is born out of the death of the acorn.
It's often through our endurance in the small things that we see God's power at work. This is just as true for evangelistic events, bibles studies and worship services as it is for our own personal journey towards perfection in Christ.