about when we are laying down and when we rise up. We
live in a constant state of preaching and teaching. Our lives
are the Gospel and the ministry seed to those we encounter.
I included a picture of a dandelion above. Growing up in rural
Oklahoma I remember seeing dandelions everywhere. My
mother was a landscape architect and thrived in gardening
(obviously). It would require every ounce of self-control to
I knew that where those limbs landed that a dandelion
would be planted. It wasn’t exactly the ideal in keeping a
tidy garden free of weeds.
What I have discovered about dandelions though is that
they are a vital part of our world. According to Gardening
edible and have purported medicinal properties. It is said
that pollinators such as bees rely on them for nectar.
We are similar in that we are spiritual dandelions. We can
either allow the wind to blow and release what we hold or
refuse to let our limbs go in fear of producing weeds. You
my friend are not a weed. You carry spiritual medicine,
spiritual vitamins if you will. Let those seeds blow. Impart
your gold into those around you.
I want others to see Jesus in me so much that
I don’t even worry if they know my name as
long as they get to know God and His nature.
I want the best of Jesus within me to be reproduced over
that seriously. My life though grants me access to an ever-
speak before thousands, BUT I know I will get the chance
speak to the lady at the grocery store or the barista at the
Those who come after me, those I do ministry with, those I
share moments with, those are the times I impart. It’s time
we start seeing every second as a platform to reveal the
glory of God. Want to know why I want to be replaceable?
I want to be replaceable because I know the call of God on
an assignment of equipping.
Father, thank you for constantly revealing new depths of
yourself to us. I pray that every person, including myself,
May our lives be a walking testimony to your goodness. Spark
conversations with strangers that showcase your nature.
Initiate encounters to impart what you have graciously
imparted into us. We will be a people who breed armies of
leaders that don’t devalue your hand at work.
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