The summer’s flower is to the summer sweet
Though to itself it only live and die.
– Wm. Shakespeare
Mostly, God speaks to me through scripture, but occasionally He does it through my inbox. Here’s what He said via an email yesterday. I took it for myself, but I’ll let you in on the blessing; I have a feeling you need to hear it too.
I’m in a weird long season, a desert of sorts. There’s been a dearth of ‘ministry’ and drive and purpose, but not a dearth of words from Abba. He’s letting me fight it out in private but always setting a lifegiving meal in front of me just so’s I know He’s not done yet.
Do not underestimate your position in the Kingdom. Many of you feel like you are ineffective and even expendable. You may not be called to reach multitudes with the Gospel, but you can establish righteousness and peace where you are. You can exhibit the fruit of the Spirit in everything you are and do, says the Lord. You can bring love where there is hatred, truth where there is deception, and acceptance for all people. You can make a difference…
Boy howdy, I needed that.
(Let’s) Take it from that lone sunflower at the top of this post. You’re no weed or common wildflower; there’s something about you that is necessary and is made to stand out. You matter because the Son thinks so and has made it so.
And that’s all that matters.