When we are faithful to God, He is faithful to us.
One of my favorite authors, Mark Batterson, often says, “Work like it depends on you, pray like it depends on God”. I’ve been praying for some things in my life for a very long time, knowing that God is faithful, but in all honesty, wondering if/how they would ever truly happen.
As I sit here on July 8, my Year of WAIT The Word – naming my year, I can hardly believe all that has happened – and in a relatively short period of time. I am truly astounded at God’s blessings. I know that I don’t deserve them for I have failed so many times at so many things. I was reminded the other night, as I listened to a sermon on the radio, that God doesn’t call perfect people to do things for Him. HE CALLS IMPERFECT PEOPLE to reach imperfect people. I am probably one of the most imperfect people out there, and yet I have felt a passion for reaching other people like me to let them know that God can do miraculous things in their lives if they only let Him.
God is up to something big… and I’m glad to be a part of it.
This week, I will travel to Orlando, Florida with 16 of our youth to take part in a conference in the Christian &Missionary Alliance Church. The conference, which is held every three years, features many of today’s Christian speakers and will have worship and breakout sessions to cover a variety of topics facing our youth today with Biblical perspective.
Three years ago I attended the same conference. I hadn’t really planned on it because I didn’t want to use all of my vacation time at work but our youth pastor needed another chaperone and asked if I could go. I reluctantly agreed turns out God knew that I needed to be there.
There are people who will attend the conference this week that God knows need to be there. I am praying their eyes will be opened to see the power of God work in a powerful way, using imperfect people to reach imperfect people.
Be blessed today, my friends!