Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Hidden In Plain Sight
By Micky Wolf
With great care, my beloved opened the cylinder in front of us.
“Who would have guessed?” I asked, marveling at the simple but effective design. Some batteries are not a single unit, as one might surmise by looking at the exterior.
It only took a moment for me to be charged with a bit of spiritual insight. Okay, (groan) pun intended.
Seriously, take a moment to consider the metaphorical and the practical:
8 small units of energy, neatly positioned side-by-side—aligned and connected for the purpose of creating more power than each can produce by itself
God gives each of us spiritual gifts. To be offered in service. To be used to help others. Each of us is a unit, if you will, in the greater plan of bringing about the Kingdom here on Earth.
Each one of these units in the battery is capable of providing the power necessary to operate a device, albeit a small one. For example, a watch or flashlight. And yet, when they are combined—under one covering—they work together to create a greater source of power and energy.
Good energy and outcomes abound in the combining of gifts and talents. Add to that a shared mission and an understanding of the importance of submitting and surrendering to the desire and will of God, and wonderful things begin to happen, particularly when no one unit demands the credit. Each is keenly aware it takes all of them working together in harmony.
There will be occasions when we are called to serve as a one small unit; other times when we will need to function with others. Either way, we are probably wise to not place too much emphasis on outward appearance.
As long as we remember the Divine is the power source moving in and through us, and that our Triune God will always be greater than the sum of each or all of the parts, good fruit will manifest.
Am I more comfortable serving alone?
How do I feel about being called to serve with others?
Am I open to being obedient to the call of God, whether hidden or more obvious?