We are so obsessed with going, that we eventually realize we are burning the candle at both ends and there is nothing left to give. We are spiritually bankrupt and all our giving has turned into us not having.
Illness takes a toll on your soul and spirit. You are missing out on the life you had planned, but not the life that was planned for you. Often times, it is in these little dark moments of your life that God chooses to speak to you.
Flowers are not visible in winter. Instead, they remain hidden in the ground underneath the snow, slowly growing until it is time to emerge for spring. When looking at our faith through the lens of flowers, winter is a difficult time but so very important to trust God.
This lack of reconciliation comes from an unfinished work. Prejudice and racism did not end with the conclusion of slavery. Not with Brown vs. the Board of Education. Not with the Civil Rights Movement. White and black brothers and sisters in Christ sit in the pews next to each other in church, but are too often strangers outside of it.
Due to this woman’s willingness to become the vessel for the living water, many came to realize he was not a stranger after all. He was the one they’d been waiting for, promised by the prophets. He was Jesus and many in Samaria made Him their Lord. A great revival starts with one willing heart.
The revival of women rising up, pursuing God with everything and bringing many to find salvation in Jesus will not stop. The question then becomes, how will we foster this revival in the hearts of women who have been silenced for so long?
Submission is not where life ends, but where it continues. There is something God has purposed you to fulfill and exercising a submissive character can only set you up for the success you need to achieve that.