Jesus never published a book. He probably only ever read a handful -- maybe just one.
Jesus never earned an advanced degree. He may not have even gone to school.
Jesus was never an internationally renowned speaker. He was a locally infamous revolutionary.
Jesus never led armies or held a commission. But He won the greatest victory in human history.
Jesus never claimed any earthly power or throne. But He set up an everlasting kingdom.
The Route 66 God Loves You Tour is coming to Albuquerque!
Have you ever really wanted something? To make a sports team? A part in a play? A dream job? A role at church? A specific position in orchestra? Everyone has, right?
We sometimes get what we want and we sometimes don't. And sometimes we realize in the middle of striving to reaching our goal that we just aren't a good fit or that someone else would be better for the team or the drama or the church.
The thought that someone else might be better than us is...honestly, a little disheartening. But it doesn't have to be.
1. You and I always fit in God's family. We may not be the best person to teach 8th grade Sunday School, but we are the best person for something and God will help us find it.
2. We can be grateful that God has gifted others in spectacular ways. And when they find their place in the band or in the backfield, the group benefits and the individual has an opportunity to glorify God more fully!
3. Even when the answer is "no" -- God guiding and providing and we can trust Him to continue to do because He loves you and me as His children.
It’s been a tough week. Hard decisions. Practical worries. Real-life stress. But God has provided “enough” – enough strength, enough support, enough time, enough information. That is His promise to provide enough.
And that is when I remember my “printer moment” last weekend before life took a left turn. Seven days ago I was struggling with an industrial printer. I was using expensive paper which had to be specially ordered. And after wasting a significant amount in my trials and errors, I was concerned there would not be enough.
Frustrated, and feeling ridiculous, I stood next to this printer and prayed for God to make the paper last. When it did – and well past what I was expecting -- it struck me: God only needs to provide enough. And while He always provides enough – so often He provides so much more. So much more, and as I supervised that suborn printer, I was unable to NOT lift my hands in worship. It was such a sweet moment of praising God for His undeserved provision.
Oh the goodness of God revealed in everyday blessings.
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.