Sep 25 2013

Willing... Not 'Perfect!'

“God needs people who are willing…not perfect." I shared that on twitter yesterday because it is such a great reminder that in spite of our faults and failures, God can and will use us if we are ‘WILLING.'

I hope it serves as a reminder that God wants to use you to ‘make a difference' in the world. He chose ‘you’ to be a world changer! God wants to work through you! As Pastor Rick Warren writes in Purpose Driven Life, “What matters is not the ‘duration’ of your life, but the ‘donation’ of it. Not how ‘long’ you have lived, but ‘how’ you have lived.”

Pastor Warren then shares this great picture of how God, throughout history, uses us in spite of our brokenness. 

“Abraham was old, Jacob was insecure, Leah was unattractive, Joseph was abused, Moses stuttered, Gideon was poor, Samson was codependent, Rahab was immoral, David had an affair and all kinds of family problems, Elijah was suicidal, Jeremiah was reluctant, Naomi was a widow, John the Baptist was eccentric to say the least, Peter was impulsive and hot tempered, Martha worried a lot, the Samaritan woman had several failed marriages, Zacchaues was unpopular, Thomas had doubts, Paul had poor health, and Timothy was timid.” 

That is a quite a collection of misfits, but God used every one of them! God wants to use ‘you’ too; all you have to do is quit making excuses. We are reminded of this in Ephesians 2:10,

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Sep 20 2013

Make A Difference Tour: Heads Up with Mike Grayson from Mikeschair

We will be making a difference with Mikeschair at the Nashville Rescue Mission tonight. Lead singer, Mike Grayson joined us today. Mike also joined Scott in Guatemala this summer on mission trip with Shoes For Orphan Souls, and on the long bus rides they played a game called "Heads Up," which they broke out in the Nashville studio.

 

 

Mike said that, as a band, they always want to encourage others to make a difference, that was the inspiration behind their song "Keep Changing The World." 

 

 

Sep 18 2013

Make A Difference Tour: Special Guest, Love & The Outcome

We had some special guests on the show today, Jodi and Chris from Love & The Outcome. They joined us last night along with so many listeners and ONEless Ministries to make care packages for victims of human trafficking. Listen in as they share a little of their story and how they are serving with the Make A Difference Tour in Nashville.

 

Serving in Nashville

 

Sharing a little of their story

 

Jodi and Chris share how God is using "He Is With Us"