Friday, October 19, 2007

ordinary people

God loves to use ordinary people to do extraordinary things, things that most would not think to be possible by the standards that the world has. God gets glory by the obedience of the ordinary. Nothing seems to be special with these servants of the most high, but they have something that the others do not, they have a BIG GOD helping them who loves us and all people, and has many promises for us in the scriptures. He tells us that He will be with always, even to the ends of the earth, That we can do all things through Christ Jesus and that nothing is impossible with God. We are promised that when two or three are gathered in His name that He is with us.
We got to BE the church again the other night as we prayed for a member of the team who was going to be going in for some tests.
We hold up the promises that all things do work together for good, even if we don't understand them.
Tomorrow, we start the new Saturday service, at 5:00 p.m. we have got to have the most talented team of "ordinary but used by God in big ways" group of volunteers that I have ever seen, and I am honored to have the privilege to work with them. This is what makes the Orchard unique. Every one is focused on the mission, the mission of leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, and it is this focus of God and His Son Jesus, that gives us the ability to work together is such a great way and I am humbled.
God, You be glorified tomorrow, Sunday, and every day. Give us the strength and ability we need to accomplish this task that has been set before us and work through us in a tremendous way to touch the lives of everyone that we are serving. In your sons name, A-men
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