Today I am finally taking the plunge and setting up my very own blog page. In all honesty, I have debated long and hard about doing this. After all, I am a very ordinary person. There is nothing particular that distinguishes me from millions of other people. And, if we are being frank, I can be pretty boring on occasion. So why write a blog? What do I have to say that has not already been said in a myriad of different ways? Nothing. Zip. De Nada.
But somewhere deep inside of me I have this compelling urge to write and share from my heart. I am a very ordinary person, but I am inextricably, irrationally in love with an extraordinary God. And that is the crux of it all. I love watching God moving and working in the lives of ordinary, every day people like me. He never fails to amaze me and even though I know He is capable of extraordinary things, each time I see Him in action, it is brand new and awe-inspiring.
One of my favorite scenes from the book of Acts happens in chapter 4. Peter and John had been jailed for speaking about Jesus and sharing the good news. After spending the night in jail, they were brought before the elders and teachers of the law. My favorite verse from this encounter is, “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13, NIV, italics mine).
God takes the ordinary and uses it for extraordinary things. I have seen it over and over again through the years. He can take seemingly insignificant things like a soccer ball kicked over a fence and turn it into the story of multiple lives changed. He can use an ordinary housewife to show God’s love to a lonely child and make an impact that reaches generations.
The ordinary, the every day. That will mostly be what this blog is about. But in the hands of an extraordinary God, who knows what discoveries we can make together. I invite you to take this journey with me as I watch God work through the ordinary in a way that only He can.