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El-Shaddai Global: small beginnings

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!

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6 Comments on El-Shaddai Global: small beginnings

  1. hallelujah praise God for Elshaddai. Bless you pastor.

  2. Amen! How many have left the path marked out for them because it got too tough? Were they just able to persevere longer they might have seen how close the next corner to success was. The crown goes to those who continue through the lean and bad times. Talent is not enough. But Ruth was gleaning in Boaz’ field and could have quit after many days in the scorching sun but God recognised her qualities and she recognised the promise of the God of grace.

  3. This is an awesome blog! It has made me reflect back to the time I first came to El-Shaddai International Christian Centre and looking at my life now; there is a huge difference! God has done so much in my life and I will continue to stay in the cave and let God to work in me, build my character, raise me up, and add talent and ability to my faith and ability. Thank you Pastor for The Revelation Knowledge.

  4. AMEN ND AMEN,I THANK U MAN OF GOD FOR THS SHORT YET VERY POWERFUL MSGE,IT HAS BROT SO MUCH INSIGHT ND UNDERSTANDING BOTH 2 ME ND MY HUSBAND,NOW WE KNOW THAT THE LORD IS BUSY ND HV BN BUSY WTH US.AS CHILDREN OF GOD WE NEED SUCH REVELATION FROM THOZ GOD HAS SENT AHEAD OF US.THANK U 4 THESE TEACHINGS SERVANT OF OUR LORD JESUS.COTINUE IN THE BLESSING THAT HAS BEEN BESTOWED UPON YO LIFE INJESUS NAME,AMEN.

  5. Was blessed just need prayer going through many attacks all at once.

  6. Juliet Stone // October 3, 2016 at 8:02 pm // Reply

    Man! This is POWERFUL!!! Don’t despise small beginnings!

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