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Transcribed from CCV Chapel Service May 2, 2019

 

A Snowflake Mentality

By 

Pastor Donald King

 

A division in any project is a tool of the enemy. 

 

The enemy broke up the family of Adam and Eve by penning one brother against the other. Division can pull down a business, a ministry, and even a marriage. That is why it is so important that God’s people have an attitude of working together. 

 

God’s people should have a special calling upon themselves to get together, put aside their individuality, and work for the Lord. We are all called to come together for the building of the Kingdom of God. We are never supposed to forsake the assembling of ourselves together. There is great strength in working together.

 

Ecclesiastes describes the ultimate strength of working together and how the two can be more effective than one. In a battle, two have a better chance of defending themselves against their advisory. If one should stumble and fall his brother or sister will help him back up. Isn’t that how the body of Christ is supposed to work?

 

In Mark 6:7 the disciples were sent out two by two. The ministers were never expected to go out alone. Paul reminds us in Romans 12 that we are many members of one body and all have a different function. The body of Christ doesn’t function unless we all work together. 

The body of Christ doesn’t function unless we all work together. 

This is why we all must have a snowflake mentality. No two snowflakes are alike. God took the time to create each one by hand. Each snowflake is strategically placed to fulfill God’s will. A snowflake by itself can go unnoticed and may not make a difference but when many snowflakes come together it changes things.

 

Programs and schools are shut down for days at a time when snowflakes work together with other snowflakes. Everyday life can come to a complete stop when snowflakes come together. When snowflakes come together they blanket entire mountains and shutdown powerful electric grids. They send mighty trees tumbling down and bring freight trains to a standstill. 

What would it be like if we all had a snowflake mentality of working together when it came to working in the vineyard of Christ?

What would it be like if we all had a snowflake mentality of working together when it came to working in the vineyard of Christ? Each of us like a snowflake, on our own, may think we are small, insignificant, and unable to make a difference but like the snowflake, we have been placed in a particular setting, in a particular season, at a particular time. We have been placed for such a time as this. 

 

We have been called together with others to edify the body of Christ and build the kingdom of God. We must take our God-given talents and begin this work in each ministry. One insubstantial snowflake sticking together with another snowflake no matter how small or how brittle they seem can fulfill God’s plan. We can make a big difference if we work together. Each of us doing what God has surely called us to do.


Donald King is a Doctoral Student at Cornerstone  College of Virginia. He is a published author and pastor.