I’ve had a post rattling around, bouncing against the four edges of the otherwise blank page.
With no place to land. Just sort of lying there. Waiting.
Waiting for words to pop up to fill the page.
Then, along came inspiration. Two catalysts brought this to fruition: Mary Geisen’s Small is the New Big and Kaitlyn Bouchillon’s Small is a Gift, Not a Punishment. Thank you both for your inspiration.
Mary said after reading Kaitlyn’s post, “Reading her words started me thinking. We pride ourselves on bigger, better, more, and standing above the crowd. But what if, getting low and small produces the “big” you were looking for all along?”
These two jumpstarted my thought process to this…
Small in our eyes…big in God’s eyes!
As Mary said…
“I am ME and that is enough. Small is the new big because…
You are able to bend low and see what is really important. Your view is crystal-clear and what usually blocks you from seeing clearly is gone.”
Mary’s mention of bending low reminded me of something.
Anytime you start to think the God of the universe is not big enough in your situations, you might want to try this…
Bend down and look through a magnifying glass or zoom in with a camera lens into the miniature ecosystem beneath your feet. What do you see? I know, dirt and bugs! But that’s it!
Now, look again.
What do you see in these images? The small. The minute. The unnoticed. The beauty of smallness and intricacy of the miniscule. God’s creation. Created by His Word.
Then, go out into a field in the country some night. Look up at heaven with the beauty of its expanse and the magnitude of its sparkling lights.
Now, how do you feel?
Very tiny, right?
Again, all that glorious view, the vastness of every star and every massive galaxy, created by God’s Word.
Both views offer the greatness of God, the One who spoke it all into existence.
All matter came alive at the sound of God’s voice. Within that matter is His voice imprint, His Word, His DNA, still to this day, resonating in the entire universe, within every molecule, every atom, and every cell of every created thing – plants, animals, planets, sun, moon, stars, mankind, everything. *
And He sees us. Sees us filled with Himself, with that same DNA. That DNA Word He spoke lives on in us as Christ Jesus. But…
He is only as big in us as we allow Him to be. And we can only feel small when we don’t recognize the greatness of God within us.
Who and what we are right at this moment is enough to be loved by God. He loves us no matter what.
We are what we are and that’s enough. Thought there’s always room for improvement. And the more room we allow for the Lord, the more we fit into His Kingdom’s plan.
What did the disciple John say? “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30 NKJV)
We don’t need to see ourselves as needing to be anything but ourselves. Small does not mean insignificant in God’s Kingdom. Because being small is enough. As Kaitlyn said in her article, “We are the Already Enough people, the ones who have nothing to prove. Our security rests in Christ’s sacrifice, our confidence in His great love for us.”
Small, then, is a good thing.
Bend low. See the small. Celebrate the big God in you!
May your beauty of smallness be big in God’s eyes!
Blessings of small beginnings with big endings…Lynn