Two Sundays ago during the online services we watch with the other volunteers. The pastor said something that we as a family have held close to our hearts ever since. He said "every blessing we DON'T turn into praise has the potential to become arrogance". For example, if I'm a healthy person, I can say I'm healthy because I work out everyday and I eat right, thus becoming arrogance. Yet, the reality is God is the provider of our health, so we should praise Him always.
On that note, we were able to prove this theory last week We started a discipleship group to encourage the young leaders in our church. If it was only by our efforts, this attempt would have turned disastrous. We were both working on different projects, we were both dirty and busy, and there were only 15 minutes before the group arrived. On top of that, Kelly was hungry and cranky, and I hadn't even started cooking dinner. But by the Grace of God, we pulled it together and had an amazing time with these young adults.
We realized, this group of guys could have had a positive outcome regardless if we would have done anything differently. These guys are hungry for spiritual growth and are so motivated to serve God, that they actually taught us a lesson. It doesn't matter what we do, or what we plan, God is in control and He chose to pour His blessing over this discipleship project. Not because of anything we did or didn't do, but because He decided it.
Thank you for partnering with us in prayer!