The Secrets Revealed to the Little Ones
Good morning sweet friends, I was reading last night in the book of Matthew chapter 11 a verse than many of us have probably come to know intimately....come to me all of you who are burdened and I will give your rest.
What I found here was so much more than some rest for the weary soul, and I can't wait to share;) What I have learned from a wise teacher is that being transparent about your own struggles is not weakness, but rather a way to chisel others free from their own. So today, I share my heart and a struggle that many of you, I see, are finding in your own lives in the midst of seeking more.
I am enough? I am worthy? Can you really use me?
When I started speaking my heart desire was to refresh women and lead them to the cross, but over this past year my purpose has changed. I now feel in my bones this desire to commission women....the time for refreshing has passed. It is no longer enough to soak in all that God is doing in our lives, but rather we are called to light the way for others, and as I look around the need is so great! We need each other! You can't believe the Word and overlook words like take up your cross and follow me, you are the light of the world, and go ye and make disciples of nations. It is time to put on some Goye shoes;) There is certainly a calling to share the Gospel, and I love how St Francis says, "Share the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words." My view is that you will arrive at a place that you can't help but share it.....some of you know exactly what I mean. Your life spent being a "secret" Christian has already become exchanged for one where your conversation often turns to your faith, believing, praying with others .......God Has This!
So this brings me to this little treasure of Matthew......Are you capable of doing more? Are you capable of sharing and teaching and pouring into the lives of others? Absolutely, and I hope you love this as much as I;)
"At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things (secrets) from the wise and learned, and revealed them to the little ones......
Come to me,all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Do you see it....it is not the wise and learned that get all of the revelation of God, but the little ones....come and I will teach you He says, and I will give you rest. It wasn't the scholars that He revealed himself to, but rather the shepherds and the fisherman, the widows and the barren, the brokenhearted, the one that was held by seven demons perhaps knew Him most intimately next to his mother, who herself was just a young girl when encountering Him first.
I think I love this so much because this is my life, and the lives of many I have come to cherish as my dearest friends over these past few years of traveling. We are stay home moms or wives, teachers, sales reps, designers, nurses..... all having great revelations of the love of God......He reveals to the little ones. And as we sought His Word, He taught us, loved on us and equipped us to be the light. And He will do the very same for you.....if you seek it!
Two summers ago, I struggled with this ministry because I didn't feel equipped. Yes, just two summers ago;) My how He has worked in this little one:) I had already committed to speak in Athens, Ga, so I would keep my promise and share my story over tea with women from all of the area churches. I didn't expect 200 women to attend, and I certainly didn't expect the grand display of preparation when I arrived. I prayed that my story was worthy of all of the confidence this woman Jane had in bringing me to this place. Before this day, I was struggling with He doesn't really need my voice, and I am really not trained in this and I will do what I committed and go back to where I am equipped (sales), and love on Him from there. Enter these two precious women, Susan and Vanessa, who raised beautiful children as their calling, and now one in design and the other just last year opened a precious shop called Grace 251 (Dalton, GA) that sells items with scripture and host as a meeting place for those who need prayer. They heard me speak that day, and saw what I could not see with my own eyes at the time, the power of my testimony, and they would become my Barnabus from that day forth, and still to this day....my treasured find in Athen/Dalton Georgia;)
I can see now as I look at other women who I feed off of their words were on a similar path as each of us.......He reveals himself to the little ones. The spirit of God is moving in a powerful way in a simple farmer's wife that is now the best selling author of One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp, and to know that when Beth Moore was called she was teaching aerobics at her church, and Joyce Meyers was actually divorced too and on a different path when she encountered Him a way that changed her course. We don't have to pursue to be any of these women, nor do I, but I pursue to live not one moment less of the calling for Rochelle Frazier.....the little one that has a heart to seek more:)
Take heart, my mighty warriors, the secrets of God are revealed to the little ones, and you are here because the refreshing is over and the commissioning begins. Will you dare to live fully to the calling He has just for you? Come to Him and He will teach you all you need to become His light..... and in this place you will find rest!
Seek. Love. Follow.
In His Wings, Ro