The Pastor's Pen
I think you all can agree that it is easy to feel ordinary. We go to work, come home, eat supper, go to bed and get up and do it all again. It feels so ordinary. We may wonder if we are accomplishing what God wants us to accomplish. We may think that if we were doing a little better spiritually, we would not be in the difficult positions we find ourselves. Perhaps if we could just get a little closer to Him, we would not be going through our trials. That is the way we look at things - from the outside, by what is going on around us.
But that is not how God sees it. He looks on the inside, at what is going on in our heart. You need to know today that God didn't give His life for you so that you would be ordinary. You are set apart by God. He has assignments for you to do and He equipped you for your unique assignment. He has good plans for your life, and He put everything in you that you need for anything He calls you to do. Your gifts and talents, your personality and disposition- everything is just right.
You are special because God chose you to be special. He looked at your heart and said, "You are my child and there is no one else like you" . What I love about that is that God is always on the inside of us and He's working from the inside out. He is working on our thoughts and our actions because He is always at work in our heart. David said in Psalm 51:6 that God teaches us wisdom in our inner parts. So walk in humility because you know the God whom you serve. And remember that He put His power in us to help us accomplish the assignments He has given each of us. We can do it because God is dwelling in us.
It's so grand to be on His side!
- Preacher Chuck
Peace Free Will Baptist Church
Rev. Chuck Thornton, Pastor Cell: 864-497-7953 Church: 864-579-4762 firstname.lastname@example.org
1195 Old Converse Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29307 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 170835, Spartanburg, SC. 29301
Preacher Chuck is a Spartanburg native. He graduated from Spartanburg High School and attended Spartanburg Community College and Beaver Creek Bible Institute. He is married to Libby Bullman Thornton and has two children, Dawn Thornton Guy and Charles Thornton II (Chip). He is the proud grandfather of five granddaughters - Dru, Daphne, Delaney and Daelyn Guy and Selah Thornton and grandson Jake. He is a member of the Palmetto Conference of the Free Will Baptist, where he serves as Clerk. His hobbies are hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.