By Dale Shumaker
I saw this headline, Small is the Next Big Thing.
It makes me think on the ways the Spirit works.
Jesus said to a person who pays close attention to
the small things will be made to manage big things.
There's a power in small. Small added up becomes
a big thing.
Small connected as One makes it a big thing.
What makes this such a great Spiritual principle is
that we all have access to this power.
Where two or three agree, it will be done, Jesus said.
So in what faces you in life, business,
all you need is one other who agrees, believes with
God had Gideon downsize his troops to 300 before
he went into battle. Jesus, although getting a large
mass following, spent most of His time the last
year or so of His ministry on earth with the 12,
then sending out the 72, then the 120 waiting
for the Holy Spirit after He departed earth.
It is found in the military special forces that a tight
group, trained in functioning as one unit,
of 6 or 8, is more effective in intricate assignments
than a much larger army.
Small, united as One in Spirit, has the Power
of the Spirit working alongside them. The
Two or Three Agreement principle in Matthew 18
is more than meets the eye. Agreement means
very close as people, knowing each other,
loving, considering, watching out for each other.
It's a love in action way of doing things...
united as One,
and combining all gifts and talents into One.
To be big in the Spirit, it takes getting small.
I elaborate on this in Chapter 5 of
Jesus along with the Holy Spirit takes the
small things we do and up-sizes them.
We must downsize so He can Up-size it...
through His Power, the Power of the Holy Spirit.
This is the dynamic that makes the Body of Christ
so sufficiently great in all it is and does.