In Joel Comisky’s book “Leadership Explosion” he says this: “A study of 300 highly successful people such as Franklin Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Winston Churchill, Albert Schweitzer, Mahatma Gandhi, and Albert Einstein showed that one fourth had handicaps: blindness, deafness, or crippled limbs. Three quarters had either been born in poverty or came from broken homes or from exceedingly tense and disturbed situations.” All had many “But God” moments, whether they recognized Him or not!
Have you ever thought that we have so many “reasons” why we can’t be who God wants us to be? Maybe they are not “reasons,” but “EXCUSES.” Remember that God does not look at the things man looks at. God looks at your heart! He says in Psalms, “broken and contrite hearts are close to Him!” God’s looking at your heart and loves what He sees…brokenness, contrite, ready––But God!
In Genesis 31:42, “…if the God of my Father had not been on my side – the God of Abraham and the fearsome God of Isaac – you would have sent me away empty-handed. But God…” Can anybody say “But God…?” Take some time today at the beginning of 2014 to think of the “But God” moments of 2013. Now remind yourself that there will be a whole lot of “But God” moments in 2014!
I am so thankful for God and how God does His “God things!”
Happy New Year from Dan, Jen, Isaiah, Bella, and Ian! We pray that 2014 will be a “But God” Year!