It may look unlikely to you, but this small place, appropriately called, “The Little House” was where we held our first meetings when I started out in ministry as a pastor!
Of course this doesn’t look like we could touch the world from this place, and it certainly isn’t impressive to the eye! But the Lord told me never to despise the days of our small beginnings, because it is as I remember how God took me from a tiny village in Africa, where most people couldn’t even make it into the city, and brought me to the United Kingdom to launch me in a ministry that would then even touch the nations of the world, that I am convinced that there is nothing He cannot and will not do for us!
God taught me early on that the mistake that many make in life is to try to be too smart too soon. You thought that getting a degree would take too long and you decided that your wage from McDonald’s would be enough to feed your wife and later, your kids, only to fall on times of struggle and shortage. You thought that as the CEO of your new business you should look successful and polished from the outset, but you missed out the intensive building phase where opportunity is spelt W-O-R-K, and so it took far longer than expected to take off.
Small beginnings mean putting your hand to the plow and not looking back. Small beginnings mean using your eye of faith to focus on what will be, rather than what is your present reality. Small beginnings mean commitment to be taught and to discover how to do things along the way.
All the way back in the days of the Little House, God spoke to me to show me that El-Shaddai Global would be the product of a Cave of Adullam model (1 Samuel 22:1)
People who weren’t necessarily impressive to start with; people with issues and attitude problems, would be able to just come and take refuge in the atmosphere of the Word and the anointing, until the Spirit of faith came on them, just like it did to those men who came to David in the cave.
The cave was a place where the men were so consistently under David’s leadership and teaching that they caught his heart and his tenacity. It was a place where friendships were forged and character weaknesses were overcome.
Later accounts tell of David’s Mighty Men, the very ones who had started out below the bottom rung, but who later were capable of mighty accomplishments and victories.
Those men played an integral part in the establishing of David’s kingship, and they were the launching pad for the building of the most powerful and influential dynasty in the whole Earth, David’s reign was so significant that there would never cease to be a descendant of his on the throne – talking about Jesus Christ.
Who knows what God will do with a people who are willing to get into a “cave” and let God work on them to build their character, and raise them up, and add talent and ability to their faith and tenacity. Who knows what God will do for those who have the humility to commit in their days of small beginnings. One thing is for certain – that is how we can line ourselves up for greatness in our future.
That is the strength of El-Shaddai Global!