If you have just a bit of time – a matter of a few minutes – God can use you to do something tremendous. Going back to yesterday’s reference to Gideon’s attack (Judges 7), it doesn’t take much to accomplish a lot. His attack was simple, took just a bit of planning, and less than an hour to pull off. Still, the enemy headed for the hills in sheer terror.
The scriptures say that with God “a day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as a day.” As God gets involved with chronological time it both expands and contracts depending on what he is doing. He can take an hour and cause it to accomplish more than we might have thought could happen in an entire week with great effort. Have you been absorbed in an activity to the degree that you lost track of time? It’s during those intense times that we are able to make gains that are hard to imagine when we are merely exerting a personal effort. God has to show up for such intensity to occur.
God shows up when we do outreaches regardless of their length. I have consistently found that as we serve our way into the hearts of others his presence becomes tangible. He delights in taking whatever amount of time that is available and reveals his presence to both those who are serving and those who are served.