Small Beginnings

by Dawn Aldrich

“Does anyone dare despise this day of small beginnings?” Zechariah 4:8

Creation’s story begins all black ̶ void of light, color or form. Then God imagines more. The Word speaks light into the darkness ̶ a small, yet significant start to something greater. And it is good.

God imagines more and the Word speaks more, filling voids with sky, water, earth, plants, birds, fish, animals, man and woman ̶ us. All begins small.

In small beginnings lie hope, vision, and promise for more God glory. Small lends itself to training, growth, maturity, and greater kingdom purposes. For with the smallest of seeds God’s hand cultivates an abundant harvest.

When pregnant with God-sized dreams we can’t see all it holds inside, who will benefit or how God will equip. Our finite imaginations may not know God’s infinite plan, but Paul encourages us to “[be] confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” Philippians 1:6 NIV.

Therefore, God simply asks that we follow his lead, step out in faith toward our God-given, God-sized dreams. Do not disdain the small beginnings He places before us. Rather, embrace every opportunity for growth with gratitude knowing that even the smallest beginning carries God-sized potential.

And so, this blog is born. We are ordinary people with God-thoughts who twirl pencils, click cursors, fill blank spaces, paint pictures with strewn letters, and gather here each week to encourage you, the body of Christ, through words. {Re}Fresh is a small beginning with God-sized potential. We pray our words, penned through prayer and meditation, may refresh your soul with heaven’s rain and cause you to seek God’s face.

Won’t you take a moment and share one of God’s small beginnings from your life?