How big is small?

Renee Ann Smith —  May 17, 2011 — 28 Comments

“Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.”~Corrie ten Boom~

Luke 17:6: Jesus replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.”

Luke 21:1-4: As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

From I Kings 18: And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees.

“Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant.

And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said.

Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.”

The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.”

So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’”

Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel. The power of the LORD came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.

I’m thankful that “little is much when God is in it.” How about you?

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

28 responses to How big is small?

  1. Love this one today. I found that quote earlier and was really trying to figure out how to work it into one of my future posts! I love your take on it and that was a story that I had forgotten. Thank you for sharing it with me.

  2. Renee
    Thanks for posting this and for the reminder of how our great God is interested in the tiny details of our lives.

  3. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I……..I am one of those small things that need Him so much.

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  5. First of all, the quote by Corrie ten Boom rattled my cage. I am going to hang on to that. Secondly, I so appreciate the reminder that the little things matter and God can cause much to grow from little.
    Thank you for this word today!

  6. Great word and quote too…

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  8. Thank you for yet another beautiful reminder.

  9. What a great quote! I enjoyed your post. God bless you!

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  11. Oh my yes!! Little IS much with God in it. Thank you for the uplifting. 🙂

  12. Me too, Renee!! I’m so thankful that He cares even for the littlest things.

  13. This post reminds me of the famous Dr. Seuss quote, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” It is a beautiful pro-life quote and I think it supports your quote that “little is much when God is in it.” From the moment of conception when we began to grow in our mother’s wombs, God’s hand was in there forming our inmost beings! God is the author of all life and as humans we begin small, but only because God is soooooooooo incredibly BIG and loving! Thanks for sharing another wonderful post on NOBH!

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