Bloom Where You’re Planted.

Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.” Romans 16:3-4

Many years ago Pastor Wayne Henderson from Resaca, Georgia preached a great message entitled, Bloom Where You Are”. He gave the illustration of a flower blooming on a hillside in the forest. The flower may live, bloom and die seemingly without being noticed  by anyone but God. It was a life changing message for me. Pastor Henderson said some Christians were always trying to be “Super Christians” and ended up not being anything. I have tried to serve my Master at whatever capacity He has placed me in. I am not interested in promoting myself. “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.” {Psalm 75:6-7}

That doesn’t mean I am just to sit idly by and wait for God to do something but it does mean that I am willing to accept the place where I am at in my life and serve God there. I want to bloom where I’m atHe knows exactly where I’m atGod didnt make us all preachers or teachers. Maybe some of us will be “helpers” like  Priscilla and Aquila. Remember it is Christ you are serving  and if man happens to notice that’s merely secondary. When William C. Burns, the mighty evangelist of Scotland, was leaving his native land for China, a man said to him. “I suppose you are going to China to convert the Chinese.” “No,” Mr. Burns replied, “I am going to China to glorify God.” That should be our goal to glorify our God wherever He plants us.

Brother Shawn

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