Micah 5:2 Small With A Big Impact

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But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. Micah 5:2 

Many people see themselves as small and insignificant. They do not see themselves as being able to contribute much of any value to anything. Having this type of mindset keeps most from trying to accomplish anything great. It becomes a discouragement and magnifies any failures along the way.

Some have learned to push back at small beginnings and do the work it takes to accomplish something big. The world, however, is doing all of this in their own self power.

Micah prophesies about Bethlehem that a great ruler would rise out of her. Bethlehem was seen as a small clan among Judah, but would have a large impact upon the world. This prophecy is about Jesus.

Years later Jesus did come in Bethlehem and became the greatest impact upon the entire world since His arrival.

Just as people in the world are small with very little impact at their beginning, so is every believer. In themselves, believers are just like the world, small and insignificant. However, every believer has something that the world does not have–God’s Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit can take someone who is nothing and transform him into something great. He can take someone with no abilities and use him to change nations. All a believer must do is be willing to listen to God’s Holy Spirit and do what He says.

As Jesus left the earth He told the disciples that all power and authority in heaven and earth has been given to them. This includes every believer today.

With God’s power and authority working in and through a person, he can impact the world.

You may not see yourself as some great or significant person. That is good, because as a believer you do need to be humble. However, with God’s Holy Spirit you can become great in His kingdom. You can be the one that may bring nations to God. You may be the one that is the catalyst to spark the next revival in your church, city, state, or nation.

Allow yourself to be used by God in any way He sees fit. Do what He says and walk in His power and strength and you will impact the world. Be His witness today.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will allow God’s Holy Spirit to work in and through you; that God will use you to reach the lost; and that God will use you to make an impact on this fallen world.

Psalm 71:7 Become A Sign

I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge. Psalm 71:7

Over the history of the earth there have been various people who have become a sign for some type of lifestyle or movement. Abraham Lincoln was a sign for honesty and freedom. Adolph Hitler became a sign of extreme evil dictatorship. Mother Teresa became a sign of love and care.

The list of people who are signs of something is endless. The areas that a person can be a sign in is also endless. Some of those things are very good, while others are very horrible.

People make that list as a sign because of what they do in their life and how they do it. They do things to a level, that to most people would be an extreme. They will go above and beyond the normal life of the same routine each day. Actions are done to make as much of an impact on the world as possible.

Only a few people have the ability to become a sign that the world as a whole will recognize. Most people just go through life, however,  living it day-to-day, with no major impact on the world as a whole, much less those even nearby. They do not stand out as different in some area.

Believers in Jesus are to be a sign for the world to see. They are to be a witness of who Jesus is and what He has done for them, and what He can do for others.

The author of this psalm was a sign to those around him, because he made God his refuge and trusted in God. When people saw him, they saw a sign of God’s protection. They heard him speak of God all the time. He was constantly praising God for being with him.

As a believer in Jesus, you have a refuge and strong tower that you can run to and trust in. You have been given an abundant life. If you are believing in Jesus and trusting that He is that strong tower in your life and that He is your refuge, are you letting others see and know that?

Are you being a sign to this world of who Jesus is?

Are you making an impact in this world?

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your refuge; that you will trust God for all your needs; that you will declare praises of God to others; and that you will be a sign of God’s love to this world.