Each morning, I sit
down and ask God if there is something He wants me to write. It is never a
challenge to find something to write. What is the challenge is finding something He
wants me to write.
This morning, I
asked that familiar question once again. Immediately, the Lord spoke. I knew He
was speaking about His Church in all the nations of the world.
“You will become
the headline in your culture. What has been hidden in places of faithful obedience
will now be revealed for the world to see. You will be revealed so the world
can see my love at work through my people as I transform cultural institutions
many thought were beyond the reach of my righteousness. I have called you to
stand atop the mountains of your culture. I have not placed you there to remain
hidden. I have placed you there to become a visible announcement of my
goodness. That announcement will be the headline I will use to broadcast my
love from the highest places of influence in your culture.”
Some of you reading
this will enter 2017 and find your work unexpectedly revealed by God. Put aside
any false humility that would have you try to distance yourself from this revealing.
You did not make this happen. It will be a work of God. In the moment of
revealing your message is not to be what you did for God, but what God did through
you. That will keep your testimony and the coming headline pure and untainted.
“You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14