Friday, July 27, 2012

the people in the room

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

I could talk about a certain event or night, but in this post I’d like to make a little general.  There are so many times that I find myself in a place where there are incredible people with me, or I am with them.  Have you ever taken a look around the room and been overwhelmed by what is going on and who God has put in your life?

Maybe you are sitting in a meeting where people are passionate about a project before them.  Maybe you are in church for a worship service, and you look across the room as you see people passionately worshipping God.  Maybe you are at an event where a group of people has gathered to serve others.  Maybe you are talking with someone, and God reminds you of how blessed you are.

No matter the situation the fact is God has placed some incredible people in our lives.  Some of these events or times have been part of my life the last few weeks.  The back2school outreach event we are part of is one awesome description of the people in the room.  As we meet you might notice there are people from different churches and denominations, from different backgrounds and different social statues. 

The conversations as well as the shared life have become such a blessing.  I was having a conversation with a lady, and her passion to make a difference was so encouraging.  A few days before I was in a meeting, and one of the men talked about how God provides in big ways. This man’s faith in God is refreshing and blessed me.  Several times I have stopped to see the people in the room, and I have had to take a deep breathe and thank God for all the people He has brought into my life and the passion He continues to build in my heart for the things that are impacting my community.

It is the people in the room that make a difference.  Each of us have a relationship with God.  We believe that God has called us to impact our community and not allow the pain of tough economic times or the stress of brokenness to keep us from serving other people. 

Life is so much better and sweeter when we realize that the people in the room are part of my extended family and have the courage to live for God and to live with purpose.  I am excited about the future and the people I get to face it with.  There are greater things to come.  And the people in the room know it!!!

Yes, God will bless us, and people all over the world will fear him.

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