Of Small Beginnings

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand. – Zechariah 4:10

When a chronic diagnosis flies into your life, it sure does feel like starting over again. Square one. But not in a good way. Not at all.

It feels like you can only tiptoe one centimenter at a time, and not until you’ve been curled in a ball on the floor for at least 20 years. It feels… small. Hardly even worth the effort, especially when you have not a clue of where you’re going or how to get there.

Please remember today, whether you’re starting out fresh in this crazy journey or you’re starting over again in faith for the 5th time this year… or week… okay day… that God rejoices to see the work begin. You are laying the foundations of His temple.

Do not despise these small beginnings. Trust Him. Just begin.

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. – Philippians 1:6

Heavenly Father, help us to begin, whether for the first time or the hundredth. Show us Your joy. Share a bit of your plan. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…

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10 Comments on “Of Small Beginnings

  1. All of it is “new” every morning, Shelly!

    GREAT posting for surely what you say is true.
    I am grateful for a huge God who helps me make each tiny step. I only have to remember to walk in his footprints for He is showing me the way and not take any side trips away from his care.

    xo Lynn
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    • Oh, Lynn! Those side trips! Preach it, Sister! Love you. Heart Hugs <3

  2. Love what Lynn S said and totally agree.

    Glad we are safe in His hands, not knowing what’s next, but knowing He goes before us to prepare a place for us….and knowing He is always with us…how I count on these things.

    It’s not what we do that counts, thank goodness, but rather how brightly we let Him polish us in the fires of affliction.

    YOU my friend will come out as pure Gold.

    • You are so right Barbie! So grateful for fresh starts. Love you! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • It’s so exciting, isn’t it, Sharita? Love you. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

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