April 2, 2008

Winter Doesn't Last Forever

I am lucky enough to coordinate our Sunday Prayer team at church. This is a group of people that take turns going out to pray during our Sunday morning services. We pray for God's blessing and anointing to fall on our church. We also pray for our Pastor Dewey as he speaks, or for the speaker that day, and for our church families and their needs. We also pray for any other needs or issues that God puts on our hearts to pray about.

On occasion I get to write the prayer team with something that God lays on my heart.

This is the message to the Prayer Team today. I hope it speaks to your heart the way that God spoke to mine.

Good Morning Friends,

Isn't it a beautiful day that the Lord has made? I love this time of year. I have been thinking this week about the changes that come with spring. The flowers and the trees are blooming in beautiful yellows, blues, greens, pinks, and whites. The plants and the trees are sparkling in the sun as they show us the beauty that God placed within them. In Winter we don't see their beauty as it is hidden by the cold and dreariness of the season...but God sees their beauty and he never takes his eyes off of them. God the Father knows what is hidden deep inside of them...he sees their beauty and their hidden potential....and at just he right time....he brings forth their beauty and lets them bloom in all his glorious splendor.

That is the way it is with us my friends. We all go through seasons of Winter. During these times we struggle to be who we are called to be. We have a hard time seeing the beauty in us or around us and we wonder if we will ever see the sun again. Our spirits struggle to understand what the Winter is all about and we long to walk in the sunshine and warmth of Spring. Our Father sees us as we are. He knows what the purpose of every Winter is. He still sees our beauty even when it is deeply buried below a broken heart, a broken dream, or a broken spirit. He sees through the Winter and he sees us through the Winter. He teaches us in our struggles....he molds and makes and mends us....and in his time....he brings the Spring and lets us bloom in all his glory.

My friends, if any of you are struggling and don't understand why. Trust me when I tell you...that God is with you in every Winter of your life. He is walking with you every single step of the way. He is using this time to teach you more about yourself and who you are in him. He is also teaching you who he is and that you can always depend on him to always walk with you. God knows your beauty and he knows your potential and he is making you to be all that he knows you can be. Trust in that and trust in him. Winter never lasts forever. Your spring is coming....just keep your eyes focused on the Son.

I Love you and bless you,