Sunday June 2nd, 1 Kings 17: 8 Then the word of the LORD came to him: 9 "Go at once to Zarephath of Sidon and stay there. I have commanded a widow in that place to supply you with food." 10 So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks.  Wherever we go in life, God is already there ahead of us.  Wherever we are called in ministry, God is already there ahead of us setting the stage. As the children of God, we are not so much sent out to bring the word of God as we are called out to witness the word of God at work. Sometimes we religious types get all hyped up about what we have done in the name of God.  We sometimes get all jazzed about how many came forward for an altar call or how many do or don’t attend a worship service, but in the end, it is not about us.   It is at those times we forget that God has already been there, done that, and is calling us as witnesses and ministers out there.  The next time something wonderful happens in ministry, know that you are just the witness of what God has already done.  Your job is to provide the logistical support in the aftermath and thank the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Leah, Mary and Martha and all the hosts of saints from the beginning of time for including you in this gift of the God life.   


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