I sat down this morning, intending to write a brand new ‘dear reader’ letter, but as I read through this original letter, I realized that while life has changed for me since I first wrote this, my goals and dreams as an author haven’t changed at all. And what I hope you will get out of visiting this site and reading my books are exactly the same. It’s always been a desire to show how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things for Him. People like you and I have the chance to allow God to use us in spite of all our fears and insecurities.
Because maybe you feel the same as I often do. God I’m too small and inadequate to do what You’re calling me to do! But Paul says that it is through our weaknesses that we are made strong because of Christ’s power. And how through His sacrifice, at the greatest moment of weakness from the world’s point of view, Christ’s death on the cross brought victory as He ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.
Have you noticed that the Bible is filled with inadequate people? When God called Gideon, Gideon’s response was that not only was his clan the weakest in his tribe, but that he was the least in his family! God proceeded to lead Gideon to victory with only three hundred men, some trumpets, jars, and torches. David was a shepherd who became the king of a nation. Rahab was a prostitute, yet because she feared God, she not only saved Israel’s spies, but she became a part of the linage of Jesus. They were ordinary people, who God used to do extraordinary things with His power!
Do you remember what Esther’s uncle told her when faced with the possible sentence of death for her and her people? “Who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” I truly believe that we’ve all been placed here for such a time as this. The Bible says in Ac
ts 17:26, “From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.” (NIV) That means you! In the middle of your ordinary, run-of-the-mill, take-out-the-trash and drive-the-kid-to-school routine, you’ve been called by God for this time. For this moment. Wow!
So what does all of this have to do with you and me? One person at a time, we can make a difference in the world through His power. If God has used you in an extra ordinary way, I’d love to hear from you and the impact it made on you and those around you. Or if God has worked through someone to change your life, I want to hear your story. Then stop by my blog where you’ll meet other people, just like you, who are being transformed by God.
They’re stepping out in faith and allowing Him to use them for extraordinary things. They’re touching lives by sponsoring an orphan in Africa, taking in foster children, going on mission trips, impacting a child’s life, feeding the homeless, visiting the sick in the hospital, praying with those who’ve lost all hope.
It starts with each one of us, wherever we are, letting God take us on that amazing journey He’s prepared for us.