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In Its Time - Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

“The smallest one will become a clan, and the least one a mighty nation. I, the Lord, will hasten it in its time.”
- Isaiah 60:22

As I was standing last night inside the tent, I was processing the evening. I must have been just standing there. I wasn’t moving. I wasn’t talking. I was meditating on the Lord and how He was working not only in my life but also in the lives of others. And as I was in a daze, a lady handed me a card. In the card was a note of encouragement that I needed at that very moment. She referenced Isaiah 60:22. What a beautiful verse. Isaiah recorded the Lord saying, “The smallest one will become a clan, and the least one a mighty nation. I, the Lord, will hasten it in its time.”

I will be honest with you. Our crowds are not mighty in number. They aren’t large and in charge. But for some reason, the ones that are present are there for a reason. The reason being, they are hungry for the Lord. They are thirsty for Jesus. Those inside the tent (I believe) want to know and experience more of the Lord. And if it has to start with a small group of individuals, even after 24 days, then so be it. Because everything starts small. Everything has to have a starting point. It was recorded in the Old Testament that God used a couple of lone individuals to stand in the gap for His people. For example, God used Abraham and Sarah to develop Israel into a mighty nation. Isaiah 51:2 says, “Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain; when he was but one I called him, then I blessed him and multiplied him.”

Do you believe that God can start something with just a few? I do. All throughout the Old Testament, God reveals that He can use a small group of individuals to become a clan. He can use the ones that no one would have predicted to become a mighty nation. But it will happen, according to the Lord ~ in His time. How do we know? Because the second portion of Isaiah 60:22 says, “I, the Lord, will hasten it in its time.” Therefore, because of God’s faithfulness, we need to trust that whoever the Lord has brought to the tent for that very night, He will use to make a difference for His kingdom. Can I get an amen?

Please remember what Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of committed people CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

" We cannot organize revival, but we can set our sails to catch the wind from Heaven when God chooses to blow upon His people once again."

- G. Campbell Morgan