Thursday, February 4, 2010
I had yet more thoughts as I was at the puppet meeting last night. For anyone not familiar with me, I moved from the town I had lived in the first 12 years of my life about 5 years ago. About a year and a half ago, some of my best friends from over there moved only 5 miles down the road (praise God for that!). Through their moving, we met their two neighbor boys... Fast forward to now, thanks to the influence of my best friends and their family, both young men are involved in the puppet ministry and many other wonderful Christian things. I started thinking, had my family not moved, my best friends family wouldn't have moved either, which means these young men would never have been involved with any of the things they are now. This isn't to bring any glory to me or the fact that I moved, but instead glory to God for working these things for the greater good and I am honored and blessed that God chose to use me as one little peice of this wonderful puzzle.
So last night at our puppet ministry meeting, a brother in Christ, Zach gave a devotional. It was an absolutely amazing devotional, but one line in it really stood out to me. "Being a Christian is not a faith based on emotions." Too many times have I said to myself that I feel indifferent, I feel like God is not with me, I feel like I'm all alone (notice the feel)... Feeling has nothing (really, NOTHING) to do with the reality. No matter what I say I feel, God is always there, always with me, always in control and always acting within my best interest and everyone elses in the world... Now who else can claim that?!?