For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth. (Zechariah 4:10
We are now two weeks into the month of January; in addition, we are two weeks into the New Year of 2018.

If, (like many) you made New Year’s resolutions and have already broken them, don’t become discouraged. The loss of 5 pounds of weight a week was likely too big of a goal. It might be unattainable. Why not cut the number down to a small loss of 1 pound per week? Reaching a smaller goal will not only lighten your load; it could increase your determination to continue a healthy diet and exercise program. 

Ponder the opening question in our scripture passage. Do you despise (hate) the day of small things? Do I? I confess I succumb to the deception of big things surpassing smaller things in worth. We live in a society of big corporations, skyscrapers, mega churches and big name personalities. Yet, they too had small beginnings. Corporations began with a few men and women with a vision. Skyscrapers began with a blueprint. Mega churches began with far fewer members. Those big name personalities, like us they began at conception.

Lord, you first placed the work of kingdom building in a small group of 12 disciples. They were obedient. Open my eyes to see that there are no small things when done in service to you and others. In Jesus name. Amen.


Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth’s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.