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The Miracle in the Small

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By Dr. Joey Faucette

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. (Eph. 3:20, MSG)

It’s best to imagine what God can do through the Spirit in you at work. A God-sized vision emerges from your creative imagination, beyond your wildest dreams, as the Spirit moves you to the best moment and resources, ready to achieve your spiritual dream on the job.

These spiritual dreams of how God wants to increase your faith with greater joy at work so you love God and others more often start small and grow large. You have picked up an acorn before. It’s about the size of a dime. I picked up one under a 150-year-old oak tree on my farm. I stood there looking at the acorn, up at the tremendous oak, and wondered, “How did such a huge tree start as such a little acorn?” It defies all senses to understand or explain. You can only imagine.

Have you ever held a mustard seed in the palm of your hand? It’s about the size of a pencil point. You plant that pencil-point seed, and it grows into a six-foot-high bush. Who would have thought that was possible?

Jesus said that’s all the faith you need, about the size of a mustard seed, to move mountains. There are all kinds of mountains at work—disgruntled customers, slow cash flow, gossiping team members.

When you believe the positive in faith at work, all the imagination you need to do the impossible is about the size of a mustard seed. Your faith increases. Your joy at work soars. You love God and others more.

Rather than judging from appearances, Jesus sees the miracle in the small.

I remember my Great-Grandmother Frazier making yeast rolls. She would sift the flour and add the liquid and other ingredients, open a small packet of something magical—yeast—and fold in just a pinch or so. An extremely small amount when compared with the flour. Then she mixed all of this, grabbed a handful of it, pat it out and put it down on the pan.

“Grandma, what’s it doing?” I asked.

“It’s rising, son,” she said.

“How?” I said.

“The magic of yeast,” she said.

How in the world does such a tiny amount of yeast make all that dough rise?

It’s best to imagine what God can do through the Spirit in you at work, even though your efforts to be Christ in the workplace seem small like yeast. When you work Faith Positive, believing that your work will share God’s love with others in ways that defy your understanding, your marketplace ministry grows tall from acorn efforts, moves mountains, and rises like yeast.

God can do anything, you know—which is the miracle in the small.

Joey Faucette, Main Speaker at the Leadership Gathering.Dr. Joey Faucette is the #1 best-selling author of two books, the latest of which is Faith Positive in a Negative World with co-author, Mike Van Vranken.

He is our keynote speaker at the May 1-2 Leadership Gathering at Eagle Eyrie. Register for this experience today. We also have a free webinar for lay persons on Tuesday, March 31st at 7 p.m. that coaches you in living out your faith through your work. Click here to register.

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