|Good morning everyone,|
Our theme for this month: “Christian community”
Our Bible verse for today: “I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “God isn’t done with you yet”
Do you ever feel as if you’re coming up short in life, as if you don’t measure up, or maybe you have a goal or aspiration that seems unattainable? We all feel that way sometimes but when we do, we need to remember that God isn’t finished with us yet. I don’t know if you will attain your goal or aspiration, but I do know that God has a great plan for your life and that as long as you are still breathing, He isn’t done with you yet.
One of the important elements of good Christian community is that we support and encourage each other along the way, and we remind each other that God isn’t done with any of us yet. That’s what Paul was reminding us of in Philippians 1:6 and it’s what the poet Kevin Nowak means in his poem “Longshot.” The world beats us down and makes us feel small. But God and other Christians lift us up and give us hope.
I am the longshot, and I am given no shot.
Always reminded of the things I am not.
I am the longshot, constantly diminished.
Told I cannot do it, told I am finished.
I am the longshot, who they look at as small,
Thinking I am destined to try and to fall.
I am the longshot, who is considered not strong,
But they do not know me. They have it all wrong.
I am the longshot, who is going to rise,
Who is going to shock, who is going to surprise.
Because I am the longshot, with hope that is unending,
I never stop climbing, never stop ascending.
I am the longshot, who believes victory is mine.
Pursuing the big result, pursing the finish line.
I am the longshot, who has a real shot.
Who will go much further, than anyone thought.
Along with the Apostle Paul and the poet Kevin Nowak, I want to encourage you to keep your eyes on Jesus, lean into your tasks in life, and just keep pushing forward. Nothing is over unless you give up, and God isn’t done with you yet!
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