Casting Crowns - "Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)" - Live


I am Blessed

  The questions is have you always wondered why things happened in your life???? I can tell you time after time after time in my life I have certainly asked GOD why???  Many of you know that our three sons are adopted.  I am not going to say raising someone else's children for them has always been easy.  But I will say God has been with us through it all and we have seen God work through every situations and obstacle we have battled with.  Through all the good times God has been there also. We have been so blessed to be able to do so much with these boys God has been so good.  We have made lots of beautiful family memories lately.  We have had our summer packed this year we've been to Florida and went to a three day youth congress this week with the entire family.
  During the youth congress with our family and our church family this past week my God said I have some answers.   God opened my eyes again this week to answer some of my whys????  Why???--- God was I not able to have birth children.  Don't get me wrong I love our boys with all my heart and treasure all three of them.  We have a very small youth department in church right now.  In fact, we have eleven current active teens between (the ages of 11-18) in our church right now that attend regularly.  Eight out of these eleven kids come from broken homes.  There either living with one biological parent, or a grandparent and are foster children or adopted children.  You may say that is a high ratio.  But I say it is God will for our church.  These kids all can relate to one another.  They can talk to one another and not feel like an outcast.  I told one of the teen girls this week I know without a doubt God brought all of us together in this church because we can relate with one another.  I told her I personally could relate with her because of my own situation with my own children.  See God knew where my journey would lead me one day. If we all could just say God only you knows what it is best for my life. Only you know what the future beholds and truly be yielded. We would not get so stressed out sometimes.
  Romans 1:10-- Making a request, if by any means now at length I night have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. 
  3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

His Life For Mine ~ Lauren Talley & The Talley Trio

Getting out of your comfort zone

  It just easier in life sometimes to take the zone or the path that seems most comfortable to you. Than to take that job or take on additional responsibility.  The pay increase is not enough, so why would I take that job.   I will just stick with this job because it easier and a lot less stress.
  What about this though???? Working for Jesus in God's house.  So many people at church think today I am not qualified to do this or do that because of  my education standing.  I just have a high school degree. I don't have a college degree or any college courses for that matter.  Oh!! help out in junior church you want me to teach a children class.  Not me!!! I just don't deal well with children.  Me I don't have any training I am just not qualified to do that. You better ask someone else I just don't think that would be the best fit for me.  Oh!! but what about this the one group at church that no one wants to help with, "The Teenagers".  Drama, drama, and then more drama. You want my wife and I?   I am staying away from that department at church.  I think you better ask that couple over there. They are much more qualified than us and yes they can deal much better with teenagers. I would suggest you ask them. You know people it doesn't take just one couple in the church for this department or this department.  It is a team effort.  You have some people that rather come to church and set there and keep their sent warm.  In my family we have always called them pew warmers.   I just set here and keep my sent warm.  What about the music department?  You want me to sing in the choir or you want me to sing special music.  No, he or she their voice is much better than mine. What am I saying get involved in your local church you attend.  If more people would get involved in church and help out, some of us would not have to take on so many roles in the church house today. There is no better job title you can have people.  I work for Jesus in my church and let's not forget our communities. Scripture sayeth,  Mark 16:15... ''And he(Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature".
What is your job?  Who do you work for?? .....The president of everyone and everything.  The CEO of the entire world. Who is that??? ----JESUS.