Recently, when I asked God about a certain area of my life/ministry, I specifically asked if I had anything to truly offer in that place. God’s response was so beautiful. A day or two after asking, I began to have a vision and it’s continued even until today.
I saw myself decorating a very large farm style dining table. I was placing specific centerpieces on it. I saw it all in great detail. As I was setting this table, the scene felt very warm. I was wearing a very comfortable looking oversized cardigan sweater, and as I moved around the table, I felt very creative. Then I began to hear the words, “Richness” and “Depth”. I also heard the phrase, “Prepare a table for them.” The entire scene felt rich with warmth, creativity and purpose. But what struck me was that I was the one offering the richness to the scene. God was using me.
Richness: The state of existing in or containing plentiful quantities of something desirable. The quality of being pleasingly deep or strong.
Depth: The distance from the top or surface to the bottom of something. The quality of being intense or extreme. A point far below the surface.
In this vision, it was confirmed to my heart that while what I have to offer is different from what that group is accustomed to, I should still serve and begin to create an invitation for a new depth and richness to be released among them. It’s funny because the reason I had asked God was that I saw the group was so different from me. I worried that I would be seen as “too much”. But here was God affirming the very things that He’s placed within me. The richness and depth that comes from a life lived in lock step with Him. A heart that is drawn to the deeper places that many avoid. I can’t help the way I’m made. He did it on purpose. Now I simply need to embrace it.
My goal will be to bring enrichment wherever I serve. Whether it’s at home, church or school, I can choose to leave enrichment like a trail behind me wherever I go. I can choose to do things with excellence and to add value wherever I go. It’s ok to operate in excellence, even when those around you don’t want to. It’s always ok to do things well. That’s what Jesus did. That’s the kind of person I want to be. How about you?
Enrichment: The action of improving or enhancing the quality or value of something. The process of making someone wealthy or wealthier.
Prayer Moment: God, help me to leave Your mark everywhere I go. When I am doing a project or helping with something, give me courage to bring enrichment to that place. Help me to always embrace every day with a heart to enrich the world around me. Help me to be all in in everything I do. Bless the work of my hands and let everything I do be prosperous. May my soul always prosper. I adore You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked. The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will not. Proverbs 10:6-7
The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, and He adds no trouble to it. A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom. What the wicked dreads will overtake him; what the righteous desire will be granted. When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever. Proverbs 10:22-25