It’s just one drop.
It seems so insignificant... so minuscule... so painfully small. One might even doubt its worth. Doubt the value one drop could add to an infinite sea... a vast sea of unrealized goals or plans, unlived dreams, ‘waiting-to-be-prayed’ prayers, unmet needs of a thirsty people.
There is an amazing rippling beauty in just one tiny drop.
In a world where quantity is often a benchmark for success we sometimes overlook the powerful impact and influence of one.
Yes, I know the feeling. I’ve been there. It’s March, and already you’ve wandered away from your ‘this-time-it’s-going-to-be-different’ resolutions, your well-intentioned goals or the focus on your ‘one word’. You’re disappointed with yourself... again. Maybe this is the way it will always be... you tell yourself... I might as well just accept it.
it just takes one.
One choice to reject the lie, to refuse to be cloaked in the veil of failure... to forget what lies behind and forge forward... to believe that just for today... just for now... you can do it.
You can take one bite to a healthier you.
You can clear one cluttered spot in your home or office... perhaps just one drawer.
Just this once, you can choose one kind word.
But, what about those distant dreams that seem impossible to reach? Buried so deep below your responsibilities and excuses, they’re almost forgotten. Can one drop really make a difference here?
Yes, my friend! Just one step and the choice to believe that ‘one’ is powerful... that ‘one’ has great impact and influence... that ‘one’ brings you closer... spurs you on... lifts your spirits... tells you it is possible.
Just focus on one.
I remember talking with my daughter about the plight of so many of the disenfranchised in our world and the feeling of helplessness expressed in her words, “But what can I do?”
Sometimes, I feel that same smallness... that same powerlessness... weighed down by the prayer needs around me. There is so much to bring before the Lord, that at times I just become overwhelmed.
But... what if I start with just one prayer... one belief that my God hears. Right where I am... right now... what if lifted up one name before the Lord.
'Granted, a set time and place for prayer is a desirable thing, but let that not blind us to the countless opportunities in a day when incidents, problems and even idle thoughts can be elevated to the level of prayer. The name of an old friend flits into mind during the lunch break. Need that name drop back again into the memory's filing system without being lifted, even wordlessly, to God?' Richard Bewes - 'Talking About Prayer'
It’s an awesome privilege partnering in the work of God... and it just takes one prayer... with one focus that our one God, who sees the many, loves the one and will draw close to him.
Oh, the amazing beauty of one. May we never despise these small beginnings.
Yes, there may be thousands... millions of souls needing to be fed, thirsty for hope... and we want to reach as many as possible. We want to grow our influence, but what if we focused on reaching just one.
Oh, that touches my heart, like nothing else in scripture, that God... the LORD Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth should have such a heart... such a focus... such a love for just one... one soul... one sheep wandering from His path... that He would shed His blood to save just one.
Can't you feel the thanks rising up in you as you ponder that one simple truth?
So why not...
Make one call to the friend who is hurting?
Offer one meal to the man who is hungry?
Find one practical need and serve wholeheartedly?
Start with one.
No matter if you’re on the world stage or you’re at home, you can start with just one.
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40
‘For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.’ Ephesians 4:4
What about you?
What one thought... action... prayer... person can you focus on today?
May God, in His power, wisdom and mercy abundantly bless your one.