Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:15-16)
I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’ The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, Lord my God, brought my life up from the pit. (Jonah 2.4-6)
So…my talk notes got lost as my Word document crashed…but God provides.
God provides was the emphasis of Michelle’s talk. She shared creative antidotes and amazing personal stories to help us understand that God does provide. We all have needs and when we expect God to provide those needs, we approach God with anxiety; will God provide this or that? Another approach is out of disappointment; I asked God for this but not in the way He provided it.
A few weeks back I had the distinct privilege of interviewing Todd Burpo on his book, and movie which came out yesterday (April 16) at NWMC14. One of the many things we talked about was the observation Colton made, that Jesus truly loves the children. As a family pastor, I hope to see children fall in love with Jesus and that as a family they live life under the banner of Jesus. Todd further encouraged me, and all children’s workers, that this movie is an applause for all the passion, time and work we (you) invest in showing children & families that Jesus is Lord. Go see the movie, bring other ministry leaders and remember…that what we do makes a difference.