There is a story of you. You are a story in which to tell the stones of your remembrance. For every height and every depth, there is a tabernacle set right in your heart. The chest in your heart holds artifacts describing and remembering. The artifacts are precious to you and are a testament to your great journeys to the bottom of the sea, to the whitest, mountain caps, on the waves roaring oceans and where the soles of your feet walk on sand. The artifacts help you retell the story. You are the story.
Use what is in your heart to bless others. Share your artifacts. There is no question that your journeys have fine tuned in you gifts and talents. As you consider pouring into others, use what is at your fingertips. Even if it is tucked within you, you know that you can weave tapestries of gold into someone else. You, and only you, are capable of placing the silver lining into eyes that are turned down toward the ground. Only your mind is capable of speaking wisdom into a heart that is troubled over a tough decision. You, and only you, have the words to encourage a thought into a joyful realty. It is okay that you and only you are capable of these things. There is only one you.
Your individuality has great worth when set towards the things of God. Don’t underestimate your story. It is your irrefutable argument. You can’t be moved on what God has done on the inside of you. Someone else can be moved by what God has done on the inside of you. Don’t let dust settle on your artifacts. Don’t let puddles cover up your stones of remembrance. Share the story of the Him in you.
Joshua 4: 20-24: And Joshua set up at Gilgal the twelve stones they had taken out of the Jordan. 21 He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 22 tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ 23 For the Lord your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The Lord your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea[a] when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. 24 He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.”
Inspired by Louis Giglio’s sermon of February 9, 2014 at Passion City Church, Atlanta, GA.
Inspired by Adonis Reeves Monday bible study of 3/31/14 at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale.