This week, I am absolutely awed by what God is doing in this town. The fact that He has chosen me to be a part of it is utterly humbling. The amazing, talented, big-hearted group of people that I have the privilege of serving with never cease to amaze me. These people gave up their entire holiday weekend to serve Jesus. They put in HUNDREDS of man hours over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday (not to mention the hours of poster-hanging and invite-giving) so that His name might be praised.
Can I just brag on these people a little bit? They're incredible. They love Jesus. A few of them gave up their familiar lives and moved to Billings just to plant this church. They all gave up their Easter holiday to reach the lost in our town. Because of their selflessness, hundreds of people heard the gospel, dozens went forward and gave their lives to Christ. Every job filled by every volunteer played a part in those lives being changed for eternity!
The point is, this life isn't about us. It's not about what we can do to make ourselves more comfortable. It's about LEAPING out of our comfort zone and proclaiming the Good News to the world around us! Don't let your fears hold you back. Jesus will use you in any situation. He can use EVERYONE. Even someone as screwed up as ME.
I, personally, am honored to know this incredible crew. Their faithfulness gives me strength to keep on trucking when exhaustion, frustration, or doubts surface. Live for the Lord, serve Him in every way that you can, and you will be amazed how much it will mean to those around you.
Thank you, Fresh Life Billings for putting Jesus first in your lives. You are ALL truly a blessing in my life. <3