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Lessons From Humble Beginnings.

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“And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not”(1 Kings 18:44).

TEXT — 1 Kings 18:41-46


Google is the world’s leading Internet search engine with an estimated value of $605b. But it was born in a garage by two men who were only looking for a “smarter search engine” in 1996. Today, from that lowly origin, their invention has become a tech giant with global visibility with more products flowing from a colossal headquarters. How about YouTube? It began in a cubicle with two friends who sought a simpler way of sharing videos. Several years after, their small idea has turned into a $40b affair, serving up more than a billion videos a day.

Elijah’s servant did not fully discern the spiritual import of the “little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand” that he saw when he was asked to look for a sign to herald the end of famine in the land. He announced his find without excitement. But his master recognized heaven’s answer to his prayer and the fulfillment of God’s promise to “send rain upon the earth”.

The Lord wraps limitless blessings in His Word. It takes having faith in His declarations to receive from Him. This faith in Him must necessarily lead us to obey Him as we allow Him into our humble beginnings. From that point, we shall experience exponential growth far beyond where we started and our projections. He is the Expert who turns an embryo into a full-fledged and perfect entity that confounds human comprehension.

As we set forth into the day today and every day, let us look out for “a little cloud…like a man’s hand”. It is heaven’s sign of God’s readiness to bring upon us the long-awaited showers of blessings. It represents the Lord’s call on His people to be thoroughly immersed in the fervor of revival for the harvesting of souls as He releases the “abundance of rain” on us.

Thought for the day

Be spiritually alert in order not to miss the “little cloud”.
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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


  1. Appreciated sir,so wonderful and may the greater grace of the Almighty God continue to abide with you for more inpartations of life into the world in Jesus name amen.I am blessed.

  2. This is a little beginning that is today a monument of faith with fire catching the whole wide world and bringing them to Chris’s saving knowledge. God is worthy and able to do it again in our days. His name be praised. Thank God for His servant.

  3. I am blessed. Thanks so much for impacting my life so greatly. I pray that God will help me to see clearly into the future of any little beginning so that everything good that has began though in a little manner in my life, will surely increase to an amazing greatness in Jesus’ name Amen.

  4. For me, he has been chosen by God to declare the whole undiluted truth to mankind. The bible says his prophet and thou shall be saved. Salvation is all we need for living and pleasing God. Amen

  5. The bible says believe his prophet and thou shall be saved. God give me grace and increase my faith to live and be perfect before you. So that I can see the little dark cloud in your word and understand it.

  6. Lord lordy for wisdom, knowledge and spiritual guidance to make a good use of the little cloud for the benefit of mankind

  7. Am blessed by the word.I will strive to be spiritually alert in order not to miss the “little cloud”.

  8. My Mentor. God give me the Grace to follow his banner and serve him…….,come rain come shine. In season and out of season.

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