Monday, October 23, 2017

God uses the ordinary to do the extra-ordinary

Pastor's Corner

At times, we look at what is written in scripture and we can see many facets. It can mean so many things to so many people. God’s word is always evolving and living so that it fits each situation we face in life.

When I look at the following, the first inclination is to revere the men that Luke is writing about. Upon careful examination, the men are not who we are to revere, but rather, the God who loved them despite their flaws.

Acts 7:32: “Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.”

What better verse could God give to a screw-up like Moses? 

Letting him know that HE was also God of other very flawed men in the Bible. Flawed men who had learned to overcome and to go on to do great things.

We read that verse and we immediately go into “awe” about those men. You will look at this verse differently when you know their lives.

God is saying that He never left or could never forsake even the men who had made so many mistakes. 

So... don’t look at these verses and be in awe about the men... but rather about the God who remained faithful to the men who were... very human.

Who am I that the God of the universe would, could, should... love me? He uses ordinary people to do extra-ordinary things. He accomplishes more with “dust of the earth” than the mind can imagine.

It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been or how many times you’ve fallen off  your horse – it’s a loving Father that picks you up, dusts you off and reseats you in the saddle. He is not all about your failing. He is all about your learning

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