Do you ever feel like a ZERO??? Like your NOTHING??? I mean think about it, how much value does a zero have??? If someone gives you ZERO dollars, how much did they just give you??? NOTHING!!! And sometimes in life we get to think that we are NOTHING but zeros!!! We have NO VALUE and NO WORTH annnnnnd if your thinking that, the truth is that YOU ARE RIGHT!!! We are NOTHING BUT ZEROS!!!
However, a few Sunday nights ago, a group of us were sitting around talking after church, and one of the guys at our church works at a bank and he was joking around saying, yeah, come bank with ME and i'll help you out...I'll just add in a few zeros to your account!!! Ok just for the record the guy was totally joking, he does NOT really do this...buuuut we were all laughing about it...
Annnnnnnd that got me to thinking, I refrained from adding this in at the moment, buuuuuut I was thinking about what he said, I just added in a few zeros...I realized when you add zero's to ANY number, you INCREASE the value of that number!!! you add in a zero next to a 1 and you get a 10! Add in another 0 and you get a 100 add in another 0 and you get 1000 annnnnnnnd you get the picture.
Do realize that with out God we are NOTHING!!! We have no worth! No value!!! We are NOTHING buuuut a big fat zero!!! Buuuuuut if we will take our sorry, good-for-nothing-selves and stand ourselves NEXT TO JESUS...we suddenly have WORTH!!! When you get next to Jesus, you INCREASE your value. You were JUST A ZERO buuuuut with God you can become a part of something GREAT!!! You were NOTHING, buuuuut with Jesus you can become something!!!
However, so often we want to just kind of do our own thing even in the kingdom of God! We want to be the ones in the spot light. Look at me...Look at what I've become...I don't got to stand next to them... I'm better then them... Listen up peeps, your still JUST a zero so you better get together with all the other zeros or else your NOT gonna make it in God's kingdom!!! You don't have value without all your other lil zeros!!! We are the body of Christ, you NEED all your other little zero brother's and sister's in Christ!!! The Bible says, "...Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand" (Matthew 12:25)
We have to unify ourselves TOGETHER to become something greater that what we already are. Buuuuuuut the more zeros that will stand next to the one, THE GREATER the value the number becomes. We may not see eye to eye on everything, we're all always going to have our own personal oppinions about matters, BUUUUUT if we can all realize, that we all have a greater purpose then the here and now. If we can all bind together in realization that our ultimate PURPOSE is to make it to heaven and to bring as many souls with us, great things will begin to happen!!! Think about it...
"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Furthermore, I would like to point out that a zero does NOT increase its value, UNLESS it is standing in the correct place next to the number!!! For example, if a 0 decides to stand IN FRONT of the 1 you get this; 01 and you know what, that zero STILL HAS NO VALUE!!! Its still JUST a zero! If you want to have value in the kingdom of God, you have to learn YOUR place in God's kingdom!!! The devil tried to be like that zero that put himself IN FRONT OF God and that didn't work out to well! God cast him DOWN!!!
You don't just get your value by going to church...You've got to ALIGN yourself with THE WORD OF GOD!!! There is this thing that we as humans all have difficulty with and that is SUBMISSION!!! Submission gives us an order that we are supposed to be in, as humans our flesh wants to be OVER! It is hard to entrust our will to another. There is an order that God expects to line up to wives to their husbands, husbands to their pastor, pastor's to their elders and ultimately it all leads up to us all submitting to God.So often we think that if we could just change our position to a more authoritative place in God's kingdom, our value would increase but that is NOT true. When you get out of your place you begin to lose your value. Your just like that 0 that is standing in front of the 1.
I know i'm not married, so no one start throwing tomatoes at me for saying this, buuuuut I think that us woman often think that because we're at the bottom, we're the lowliest of all and often we just SOOOO want to be the one in charge!!!! Buuuuuut I heard a preacher once say, Ladies, you want to be a POWERFUL woman??? SUBMIT TO YOUR HUSBAND!!! There is an anointing that will come on us when we SUBMIT!!! Then he went on to say in general to everyone, when you see someone with a great anointing on them, your looking at a VERY SUBMITTED person!!! The blessings and anointing of God will rest on a submitted person!!! Submission doesn't DECREASE our value, it INCREASES our value!!!
Only God can make SOMETHING out of NOTHING!!!
Yes, you may just be a zero, ACTUALLY, you are a zero...WE ALL ARE...buuuuuuut YOU CAN become a part of something great with Jesus. We just have to remember to stand in the correct place and bind together in unity and we as zeros will be a part of something that our humanly mind can not conceive the greatness of its value!!!
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." (1Corinthians 2:9)