Each week, you will find brief insights on this blog page into Pastor Rodney's upcoming Sunday message. After each Sunday service, visit this blog again to view the same post, updated with a video of our worship time.
Oct27FriOctober 27, 2017
“If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter.” - Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired)
That little book, “Make your bed” by W.H.McRaven and his commencement speech to the University of Texas is so inspiring and true - even biblical in principle.
God uses the ordinary and unspectacular things of life to accomplish His purposes. Zechariah prophesied of The Coming King, the Messiah who would ride into Jerusalem on an ordinary donkey in an unspectacular way. We read of that fulfillment in Matthew 21. What is interesting too, is Jesus chose ordinary men to do an unspectacular task (“find a donkey…loose them and bring to Me”) to fulfill His purposes! So often we think we are too ordinary or that we have to do the spectacular, but Jesus says no - just be faithful in the little things. Yes, the little things in life do matter, they add up. Earl Marine in 1977 did a little, unspectacular thing (i.e. as far as task), he showed me scripture on how to be saved. God took that ordinary task and did a miracle! My daughter and son-in-law (Kristi & Sam Kean) shared with me the video on McRaven’s commencement speech. It was a little thing, but God has used it to re-inspire me just at a time He knew I needed it! Yes, the little ordinary and unspectacular things we do - God can take and do the extraordinary and spectacular!
God wants to use you, yes ordinary you to change the lives of people He has put in your path. Maybe you just need to get started and
“Make your bed!”
In His Service,