July, 21, 2023
Bishop, W. F. Houston, Jr.
Galatians 6:9 (AMP) – "Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap if we do not give in." 📖
Beloved Friends and Companions on this Journey of Faith, ✨I hope this message finds you enveloped in grace and fortified in your calling. Today, I wish to share with you some words of encouragement, a gentle reminder for all of us who strive to serve and inspire in our world's expansive digital landscape. 🌍
In this digital age, getting caught up in the numbers is easy. The likes, comments, shares, and views often seem like the most important markers of success, especially when working on an online platform. But when it comes to matters of faith, reaching out and touching hearts, and kindling the spiritual fire within, these metrics might not tell the whole story. 💓
Remember, you embarked on this journey of an online ministry not for the applause of the crowds but for the upliftment of souls. Each word you share, each message of hope and faith you put out into the world, is like a seed being sown. And not all seeds sprout immediately. They need time, nourishment, and patience. They often grow beneath the surface, unseen, before they break through the soil into the sunlight. 🌞
Your work is not in vain. You're casting your words like stones across a vast lake. They ripple out, reaching farther than you can see. Sometimes, a person may not like or comment, but your words might have comforted them in their hours of loneliness, gave them hope in times of despair, or ignited a spark of faith that was about to die out. 🙏
Your ministry is like a lighthouse. Even if only one lost sailor sees your light and finds their way home, your purpose is fulfilled. You're not merely seeking to entertain a crowd; you're seeking to reach out to the one who needs your words the most, even if they never make themselves known to you. 💡
Keep going, keep sowing. In time, the fruits of your labor will become apparent, but don't let the silence or seeming lack of response discourage you. Your calling was never about the mass appeal but about individual hearts. Have faith as you inspire faith in others. 🌈
In the grand tapestry of life, you're contributing a valuable thread. Without your color and your vibrancy, the picture wouldn't be complete. Keep weaving, keep sharing, and remember the profound words of Mother Teresa: "We can do no great things, only small things with great love." Your ministry is this great love in action. Continue your mission, continue serving, and the world will be better for it. 🌐
Let us Go into the Throne Room of Grace and Mercy:
Lord, we thank You for the seeds of faith we sow each day, even when we can't immediately see their growth. Guide us in our online ministries so that we continue to reach those who need Your message most. May we never lose heart but continue to serve with love and patience, trusting in Your perfect timing. To God Be the Glory. 🙏
"Have a blessed 🙏 Friday and a Magnificent 🌟 Safe Weekend Everyone! 🌈🌻"