Today I’m sharing a podcast I posted today about things we just don’t understand. Click the link below to hear the episode. https://leakpeters.podbean.com/e/above-my-pay-grade/
In myself, the little that I can achieve isn’t even mediocre in comparison to what He can do with His great power if I just sit back and let Him take the driver’s seat.
Colossians 3:23 “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.”
“Peace is found in fulfilling our purpose.”
Today, January 1, 2018, journals, blogs, newspaper articles, tweets, and conversations will inevitably turn towards expectations and hopes for the New Year: A new job. A new car. A new romance. A new house. A new fitness regime. A new Bible reading plan. A renewed dedication to God. There’s something in the hearts of men and women around the world that looks for renewed hope; we eagerly look and wait for God to make all things new (Rev. 2:15). Thinking of the new and better comforts us in the middle of our not-so-comfortable current surroundings. I watched an interview on a news program last night where the person being interviewed (Trevor Noah a TV personality and comedian) discussed his viewpoint on achieving success. He rose from poverty to a life of notoriety and fame. Something he said stuck with me; he was asked how he handles “living the dream.” His response went something like this, “Living the dream isn’t about
What mattered this year is if I honestly represented my Lord and His Mission as I went about my days, if I reached out with mercy and grace, even when I’ve not been offered that same courtesy.
It’s been a year of everything from great highs to some pretty deep lows, but God has brought us through. We’ve seen everything from new church plants to torn tents – but here we are! Please click on the YouTube link below for a video update and teaser of a new nation that may be opening to us in the near future. May your Christmas and New Year be amazing! Blessings!
God knowingly sent His Son to a place of rejection by those who he sent the gift to; He was put to death to pay for the wrongdoings of those who rejected Him. And yet, not a note of regret is mentioned in scripture for the offering of this gift that was to be rejected by those who would be saved by it. God is never seen saying, “Oh, I wish I had never sent Jesus!”
Life has a way of pulling us out into the woods, places that aren’t cleared or familiar to us.
Like the original 12 disciples of Jesus, most of us look forward to the New Year as a star, leading us into a better year than the last, a time to bury past failures.