God don’t make no junk

Good morning everyone,
Our theme for this month: “Living by faith”
Our Bible verse for today: “For it was you who created my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise you because I have been remarkably and wondrously made.” Psalm 139:13-14 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “God don’t make no junk”
I love the passage above from Psalm 139 because in it, David reminds me that God Himself formed me and knit me together in my mother’s womb. In other words, God made me the way He wanted me.
It’s helpful for me to remember that because if I was designing me, I would have done it differently. If it was up to me, I’d be tall, dark, and handsome. I’d be six-foot-four, drive a Maserati, and have a blackbelt in karate. Also, I’ve always wanted to be able to sing like Sinatra, dance like Michael Jackson, and have the musical talent of Paul McCartney. But I can do none of those things.
Fortunately, long ago, a wise mentor encouraged me to focus on the things I can do, rather than on the things I can’t. Maybe I can’t sing, dance, or play the tuba, but I can preach, teach, and write. So, my mentor encouraged me to leave the singing, dancing, and tuba playing to those who can do those things, and instead, with enthusiasm and gusto, do the things I can do. If that’s the way God created me, then embrace it and run with it. I believe it was the black gospel singer Big Mama Thornton who said, “Honey, God don’t make no junk!”
 When it comes to living by faith it’s important to remember that God is sovereign. He’s all-powerful and He is perfect in His ways. He doesn’t make mistakes and He doesn’t make junk. Therefore, with your faith firmly placed in His love, wisdom, and perfect plan, accept who you are, embrace how He has created you, and then run with that.
Resolve to be the best “you” you can be. For me it means I preach, teach, and write rather than singing, dancing and making music. Okay, so be it. I’ll strive to do it well. For you it probably means something different. Whatever. Just be who God made you to be – because, as the lady once said, “God don’t make no junk”.
God bless,
Pastor Jim
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