Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Orange Moon Tuesday, December 26, 2023 "The Significance of the Insignificant"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"The Significance of the Insignificant"  



   Every born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ who seeks to walk with God in faith and faithfulness progressively discovers the significance of the insignificant.

    "There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?" (John 6:9).  

     The Lord Jesus purposed to feed five thousand, with abundant leftovers.   So little bread and fish, however, hardly seemed enough.  How could they matter amid such a multitude?  The presence, purpose, and power of God answers the question.  God's working transforms too little into overmuch in those fed and provided for by Christ.  Or, in terms of the present consideration, the insignificant glimmers with the light of the significant.  

    Apply this to the moments, events, circumstances, and conditions of our lives.  Huge, eternally noteworthy gifts of grace bless us in matters that hardly seem to matter.  We tend to realize this in hindsight rather than the moment (if we realize it at all).  However, we do well to plant within our hearts and minds the conviction that God ever works in ways and means that appear without consequence, but which actually teem with His living and vital presence.  It must be this way for One who "worketh all things after the counsel of His own will" (Ephesians 1:11).  Or, in personal terms, "all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28).  Nothing will be wasted.  Even fragments of His abundance will be gathered up as every moment of our lives will contribute to our conformity to the spiritual and moral image of the Lord Jesus (Romans 8:29).

    How is God presently working in our lives?  He could not begin to tell us all.  As we open the eyes of our hearts to the significance of the insignificant, we may see a little.  Even if we don't, we can know by faith that so very much of our Heavenly Father's heart and hand is on the scene.  Everything matters.  Every moment flows with the current His purpose for us, including and especially those times when our Lord seems most inactive.  Indeed, in a lifetime wherein we "walk by faith, not by sight," God's presence will most often coincide with the appearance of His absence (II Corinthians 5:7; John 7:24).  Knowing this, and knowing how significant are the moments that seem insignificant, will go far in strengthening our hearts to… 

"Look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

(II Corinthians 4:18)

Weekly Memory Verse

    Thy mercy, o Lord, is in the heavens, Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

(Psalm 36:5)    








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