Like many of you, in recent months I’ve been on the road, pressed by deadlines, and as Bilbo Baggins would say “spread thin like not enough butter on a piece of toast.”
All good work for righteous purposes, and still, the crush of schedules and tyranny of the urgent can be overwhelming. Today, let me assure you of the impact you are having.
Time and again I’m inspired by the great work for amazing causes that committed and faithful people like you are accomplishing. Time and again I hear of lives turned from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to the power of God (Acts 26:18). And time and again I sit amazed that God has brought you and I specifically to serve in a time like this.
Recently, at a conference I heard artist Lauren Daigle play her song “Rescue,” and it hit me hard. You and I need the strength and perspective of the Holy Spirit in everything we do, and we need to know that His eyes are fixed on us in the midst of the battle. Daigle sings,
“There is no distance
That cannot be covered
Over and over
You’re not defenseless
I’ll be your shelter
I’ll be your armor
I will never stop marching to reach you
In the middle of the hardest fight
It’s true, I will rescue you”
I pray that you sense His presence at all times, even in the mundane and routine. And that as you begin to see the effect of Him working through us, that you would be energized to make every moment count to the max for Him.
I am grateful for each one of you, and glad to be in the fight together.
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