23 After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples. Acts 18:23
Sometimes the “boring” part of the ministry is settling down and getting into the trenches with the people who need it the most. Everyone sees the evangelist and the throngs who come to hear him speak, but those who are tasked and gifted with discipling, those masses often get overlooked and neglected. But God sees them, and they’re just as valuable as those more vocal.
- He sees the second grade Sunday School teacher week after week when there’s no real “fruit” to her labors.
- He sees the kitchen workers who work tirelessly during the semi-annual pot luck.
- He sees the local businessman who takes time from work each summer to lend a hand at Vacation Bible School.
All are disciples who strengthen others but who also need strength.
If you know any of the above workers, be sure to write them a note to let them know how much you appreciate their dedication.