I picked up “The Day of Small Things” written by Rev. Rick Mayo and read it in one sitting. Don’t let the small size of this book fool you. While it may only be 63 pages, it is full of spiritual principles and real-life stories that will capture your attention from the Introduction of the book unit the last chapter.
The Day of Small Things is written from the front lines of the spiritual war called Church Planting. Rick Mayo writes from real-life experiences that many, if not most church planters have already experienced. And if you haven’t yet…hang on…it’s coming.
One of my favorite things I like to tell new church planters is found in the Introduction: “Before there can be a day of GREAT THINGS, there must be a day of SMALL THINGS.” I think a lot of unnecessary frustration is placed on the church planter by the church planter, especially when they underestimate just how much time goes into building a strong Apostolic Church.
This book is full of one-liners that will encourage, give direction, and inspire to keep pushing forward while you are small and one day you’ll look back and see just how far you’ve come.
As you look around and admire Pastors in our movement who have built powerful Apostolic Churches do not forget that every single one of them started SMALL! Let that sink in for a second. They were not always as big as they are now. Each Pastor had to push passed the negative voices in their head, spiritual warfare, the frustration of dealing with people, their own personal struggles, and every distraction that tempted them to come off the wall (Nehemiah 6). So while you’re fighting in the midst of your SMALLNESS remember it won’t always be like THIS!