Never despise small beginnings… You have to start somewhere….

“Who despises the day of small things? Men will rejoice when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. “(These seven are the eyes of the LORD, which range throughout the earth.)”  Zechariah 4:10

 

 Happy Wednesday to each of you… I bring you greetings from Irvine, California…  WIFI Ministries welcome you, and would like to thank each of  for you love and continued support…    

 

Today, We will be discussing small beginning… As we discuss, plan and build on what God has given us, it’s ok to know where you came from, but more so important to know where you are headed… We are headed in the right direction of our local ministry and I’m excited.. I’ve never seen a greater time than now to expand and build on to what we already have… I love the fact that God is guiding us every step of the way… I remember when we started our base ministry, 2nd Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church of Long Beach, CA, we started our ministry right in the living room of my father’s house… It began with  a few of my father’s preacher friend’s,  family and friend’s…  It was a blessing because in 6 weeks,  God had blessed us to have service in a beautiful sanctuary that was full of the anointing… There was never a dull service no matter how big or how small the crowd was… I can never forget the small beginning, and how God saw fit to bless this ministry to remain there in that beautiful atmosphere the whole time of our local ministry…  I do believe starting small is good, and allow God to lead us and show us his blessings…  

I will keep you all updated with the progress as we celebrate the life of  both of my parents birthday next week…  It’s a blessing to have them both, and I treasure all the happy times we have spent together, one on one or together… Yup, those were some of the happiest times of my life to worship with both  of my parents,  my Dad and my mom under the same roof…(wow~)   Two fireballs in one room… (lol)….   Not only that, but it was a time when our whole family was pretty much under one roof…  It was phenomenal and simply amazing…     I believe things are different now, and it’s important to recognize that God is moving in a new direction that we must flow in… I’m certain that as long as we flow in the Holy Ghost we cannot go wrong…   Blessings to each of you and I pray each of you have a blessed and wonderful week!!!  (Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas)

 

 

 Barnes’ Notes on the Bible / A great commentary’s view… 

“The simplest rendering is marked by the accents. “For who hath despised the day of small things? and (that is, seeing that there have rejoiced and seen the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel, these seven, the Eyes of the Lord, they are running to and fro in all the earth,” 1:e., since God hath with joy and good-pleasure beheld the progress of the work of Zerubbabel, who can despise the day of small things? The day of small things was not only that of the foundation of the temple, but of its continued building also. The old men indeed, “that had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes” Ezra 4:12. But while in progress too, Haggai asks, “Who is left among you that saw this house in its first glory? And how do ye see it now? is not in your eyes such as it, as nothing?” Haggai 2:3. But that temple was to see the day of great things, when “the later glory of this house shall be greater than the former, and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts” Haggai 2:9.

They are the eyes of the Lord which run to and fro – He uses almost the words of the prophet Hanani to Asa, “the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 yet this assurance that God’s watchful providence is over the whole earth, betokens more than the restoration of the material temple, whose only hindrance could be the will of one man, Darius.

The day of small things – is especially God’s day, whose “strength is made perfect in weakness; who raised Joseph from the prison, David from the sheepfold, Daniel from slavery, and converted the world by the fishermen and the tentmaker, having Himself first become the Carpenter. “Wouldest thou be great? Become little.” “Whenever,” said Theresa, (Ribera, vita Ther. ap. Lap.), “I am to receive some singular grace, I first annihilate myself, sink into my own nothingness, so as to seem to myself to be nothing, be capable of nothing.”      Barnes’ Notes on the Bible / A great commentary’s view… 

“I Believe” – James Fortune & FIYA featuring Zacardi Cortez & Shawn McLemore.flv

Posted by: Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas

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