Morning devotion by Ian Bisset:
Not by Power Nor By Might but by my Spirit says the Lord (Zech 4:6)*. Most of the time the fanatical eargerness of our own spirit, tells us that we can level the mountains by our own hands rather than accustom ourselves to the slow and deep movement of God’s Spirit through us. We want to reach our goals by might and power; to be great, striking and impresssive in our own sights and among our peers. Such was the perspective of people during rebuilding the temple under governor Zerubbabel. The people were sullen and discontented by the slow activity of rebuilding for during Solomons time it had been at a supersonic speed and far more splendid. But Zechariah says to them: Do not try to set the might and power of your imagination to work on things . Recognize that all is accomplished through the Spirit of God and so do not despise the days of small begginings. Maybe you are looking at 2019 and the resolutions you have set for this year and already surprised whether they will come to pass. I want to assure you that God takes pleasure on leveling mountains and on the insignificant things. He makes His way through destruction and death, through the end and through nothingness. And that which is insignificant is destined to grow into something that really is, and is of great worth. This word is a call for us not to despair over our current situation but have faith that He is at work through us.