I’ve been reading Jim Aiken’s blog and have decided to add it to my list. I met Jim several years ago when I first moved back to Georgia. If you are interested in Church Planting or reading blogs of other church planters – visit Jim he has all the links you will need. He is a great guy with a heart to see God’s kingdom expand through church planting!
While reading his most recent post I read something that really encouraged me. It goes along with my reading in Matthew. Time after time Jesus comes across people with messed up lives. Some are messed up due to poor choices in life, poor theology, and rebellion. Others were born blind, deaf, and cripple… all for the glory of God! Each person who came to him trusting walked away with a clean slate.
Despite the past or the reason for it – God gives new starts. God will take the past and use it for His glory.
Jim’s encouragement (to me) in his post is this:
If God has called you, He has promised to supply you: “my God shall supply all your needs, He has promised to equip you: …for every good work, He has promised never leave you…
So now imagine God has wiped the slate clean…what will you do with a new slate? You awake each day with a new slate, a new beginning, what will you do with the new world in which God has placed you?