Little Is Much With God!

When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it, they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another. He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings: “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.” Psalm 105:12-15 NIV

Sometimes, when we’re trying to figure out how to accomplish what God has put on our hearts, we tend to stall our efforts, waiting to find the right number of people to help get it done. We think–we need more, but when we have a few–dedicated, committed people, we can accomplish much.

For further proof of this we need but to look at Gideon and how God reduced his army so they would not take credit for the victory because of their might, but they would be able to see the victory that God arranged with the few.

Think about all the accomplishments made in organizations by a few. The Navy Seals are a few elite trained force. The Secret Service are fewer in number than most police districts and are more effective. Committed public servants–few in number–can accomplish great deeds. We should not allow “numbers” to interfere with our progress in any situation.

Though we have little money, when we exercise wisdom given by God, we accomplish much. Though we have small congregations, when the leadership is committed to hearing God, much is accomplished. And if we’re honest about who’s running this country, we need look no further than the 1% who hold and control the wealth–and this is not saying that God is with them.

The point being made is while we stew in our meanderings trying to figure some things out, we simply need to trust God and avail ourselves of the help from the few who are committed to accomplishing. For whatever God has put in our hearts to do, He has already arranged its success–we just need to hear and obey and not worry about how many are involved.

Sometimes, when we get too many people involved in a project, we invite conflict because the more people involved, the greater the likelihood of personality conflicts. That old adage about too many cooks in the kitchen make a poor meal is true. If everyone involved thinks they have a better way of doing something, chances are--nothing will get done effectively.

The key to accomplishing much with little is to allow each person’s gift to rise to the surface and work what they know to do. Not everyone has the same gifts and that’s for a purpose–that we all learn to use our gifts–collectively–to accomplish, not to control or override.

I’ve learned that I’d rather work with a small core group of people who are like-minded, goal-oriented, and mission-driven and can get the job done without drama–than to be involved with a group of people where everyone is vying for attention and recognition.

God has reserved a remnant–just a few–to do His Will and all He desires will be accomplished to His glory! And we have no need to fear what others might attempt to do because God has our back!

Spiritual Israel!

“So the LORD will cut off from Israel both head and tail, both palm branch and reed in a single day; the elders and dignitaries are the head, the prophets who teach lies are the tail. Those who guide this people mislead them, and those who are guided are led astray” (Isaiah 9:14-16 NIV).

Sometimes, when trying to understand the events of the day, we have to look at the events of the past and know that the same God who allowed things to happen then, is the same God of today and tomorrow. When God is angered due to our disobedience and refusal to heed those who warn us, His wrath falls–upon everyone–until a remnant returns to Him.

God has always used the few to save the multitudes. He had Gideon cut down the size of his army from thousands to mere hundreds. He saw the faith of Joshua and Caleb who were bold enough to speak out of faith rather than fear.. He used Elijah to cut down false prophets. There has always been a few–faithful and committed to pleasing God–who turned to Him and He heard their pleas and honored them.

We are Spiritual Israel–every Believer has been adopted into the family and are spiritual descendants of Abraham. So, whatever happened to Israel in the past, is recurring today and as long as the multitudes defy the Living God, tragedies will continue to happen, until God chooses to hear the remnant, again.

There are some days when I only want to write “positive, uplifting, encouraging” words, but when I know that God is speaking to my heart, I have to be a voice–speaking what He says, reminding people that He is yet alive and sees all that is happening in our midst and for the most part, He is not pleased.

Therefore, I will remind the leaders–of all nations–that God is watching everything that happens and He is not pleased with those who deliberately mislead and cause the people to follow evil and wickedness. This includes elected officials, dictators, church leaders, and heads of households. Anyone in a leadership position that is not leading the masses per God’s instructions shall incur His wrath. Those of us who know God and how He sees things must be the remnant to seek God’s wisdom and intercede on behalf of the masses.

We are His people–called by His name–and we shall continue to pray–that all will hear and obey and seek His face and do all things according to His wisdom. He will hear us when those in leadership repent and confess their error in misleading people and then, He will heal the land and we shall abide in His peace! Glory Hallelujah! For all who are Spiritual Israel and know what we must do in this time–for all of Israel. For whatever happens in Israel shall happen to the world.

If we don’t turn to God we shall see His wrath unfold in even greater events that lead to destruction of the masses for He will not allow His chosen to suffer long. Spiritual Israel–The remnant that knows–it is time to seek Him, turn from our wicked ways, and obey Him, only!