Monday, July 12, 2010


I think most of us tell ourselves lies every day about our life potential.

"I’ll never do anything remarkable."

"I will never become anyone of significance."

That kind of thinking is not only bad self talk - it's bad theology. Because as ordinary as you and I think we are -- God is a Master at taking ordinariness and doing something extraordinary with it.

David - shepherd boy - runt of the family -- becomes Israel’s greatest king.

Mary - young, impoverished girl - yet full of faith - chosen to bear God's Son.

Peter - uneducated, red-necked fishermen who followed Jesus and changed the world.

Mother Theresa - tiny Albanian nun who impacted the world selflessly like no other.

Martin Luther King, Jr - poor black kid with a dream to change racism in America forever.

1 Corinthians 2:9: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him."

Not for everyone; for those who LOVE Him.

You gotta love Him.

And be blessed.


Anonymous said...

I wish I was more like like someone like Mother Teresa or other remarkable Christians, with unending grace for unbelievers.

I spent a good deal of the day this afternoon, discussing politics and also, religion and Jesus, with my cousin and his wife and friends on FB. It was tense in some places, but it ended on a decent note...till one last scathing post from his friend. I threw in the towel and just deleted them from my FB. They have posted several hateful posts about Christians and Tea Party supporters and I know I should turn the other cheek and let it go, but I find it insulting, as I am a lone Christian voice in our family.

I know you said before my job is to be a light for the darkness...but I am ganged up on, as they have no other Christian or conservatives in their circle.

How does one accomplish anything extraordinary for God, when the whole culture is so far gone to liberal ideas and immorality?

PK's BLOG said...

You said it yourself ... 'they have no other Christian in their circle.'

If you're the only Christian, then ......

I know it can be difficult when you feel ganged up on - but you're in very good company when that happens. Jesus was ganged up on, too -- probably even more than you.

Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

I know you're right are, it just hurts my feelings when my own family members look down their noses at me, because I am "one of those fundamental, judgemental caricatures of a Christian they see on tv. It is hard to have to represent the whole Christian body. I wish they could take me as I am. I'll be responsible for my conduct. Christians get a bad rap.

Anonymous said...

There is more that can be said without words. Our actions, the love and care we show to those we know and do not know, can speak volumes and be a testament to the Love of God to his people. I realized this when people would come up and ask, "Are you a Christian?" or "I've been watching you. there is something different about you- What is it?". Somehow through God's good grace and love he was able to speak to others through me without me knowing it. Our actions can speak volumes to our faith and open doors that may not have been open otherwise. If others see Christ in us, they may just ask themselves- "Can I have what he/she has?" Isn't it great to say YES, God wants to give you his love, Grace, change you and give you the gifts of the spirit!

We can't do anything to change the hearts of man. Only God's spirit working in us can do that. Be patient, loving and giving. Pray, listen for that still small voice that tells you where God would like you to go or do. No act is to small, no kindness to little. Do it all with humbleness (it's God working through you, and all glory belongs to him.) Are we following Christ's example first and foremost? I truly believe that God can work through us without us even knowing it and bear testimony to him who made us. Pray, put on the armor of God, ask for forgiveness (for we all fall short), Strive to show God's love in all you do, everything else will come as God plans it.