A Brick in the Valley


Divine Leverage
October 8, 2007, 4:44 am
Filed under: Chris Brauns Radio Spots

One of the things I love most about how God works is that he often uses small efforts on the part of his people for big results.  I call this “divine leverage.”  Because God is sovereign, God, and all-powerful, he can take some minor effort on our part and weave it into a major result.

My first grade music teacher invited my family to church.  And, I assure you, it was not that she saw some promise in my music ability.  It was because she cared about my family.  It did not take her five minutes to do.  And, it did not cost her a thing.  Yet, 37 years later here I am as a pastor.

God also leverages prayer.  Get down on your knees and ask God to change a life – – even if you only pray for 5 minutes, you might be amazed at what God will do.

God is great.  He doesn’t need something big on our part.  He uses small things, whether  widow’s two mites, David’s small smooth stone, or seven loaves of bread and a few small fish, God leverages small efforts for great results.

So, here is what you do.  Today make some small effort for the cause of Christ.  Write a note.  Pat a person lovingly on the shoulder.  Sign up to work in your church nursery.  Hold a baby and for him or her, and God may use that effort to change a life.  Read one chapter of Scripture.

You never know how God might put the lever of his power on the small fulcrum of your effort and make an eternal difference.

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