In HIS Presence


Zechariah 4:1-14

Meditation verse:

“Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would increase abundantly” (Job 8:7).

Every big thing you see around you started small. An oak tree is a very tall tree between 40 and 80 feet and is said to surpass 300 years. It pushes downwards as deep as the height of the tree and branching out wide. It can withstand very strong storms like tornados. Even when stripped of the leaves, they survive because of the strength of their root systems. An oak has breadth, depth, width. But it started as a tiny seed planted in the ground. Every magnificent building was erected by first laying a single block. Great men and women who have achieved great things in our world came into being when a tiny egg was fertilized by a single spermatozoon.

Zechariah 4:10 (NLT) says, “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumbline in Zerubbabel’s hand”. Ecclesiastes 7:8 says, “the end of a thing is better than its beginning. Your present condition is not your destination. Where you are today is not where you would be tomorrow. Everything that God made must grow. Genesis 8:22 says “while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” God is saying to you today “do not put a full stop to what is a comma. Keep going. Keep working at what you are doing. Stay faithful and do not relent.

Proverbs 16:33 (NLT) says “we may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall” Ecclesiastes 11:5 says as we do understand the path of the wind or how the bones grow in a woman with a child, so we do not understand the working of God. Psalm 75:6 says that promotion does not come from the East, West, or South. Romans 9:16 says that it does not therefore depend on man’s efforts. Increase comes from God.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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