Living an uncommon life
January 18, 2010
He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which means Christ). He brought him to Jesus.
One of the most well known of all the early Christ-followers is Simon, whom Jesus called Simon Peter. And Jesus has so much to say to you and me through this larger-than-life personality.
Simon Peter was the obvious leader of the disciples… a natural leader in many ways. In Scripture we see an excitable person who was emotional and courageous. He was also a classically human character who was given to extremes. At times he was brash and arrogant; his zeal, impetuous.
And it was this same strong man who crumbled like a coward before those Roman soldiers at the hour of Jesus' arrest. And yes, to save himself, Simon Peter even denied knowing the Lord three times.
But in all his humanity, Simon Peter experienced firsthand the mercy and the grace of Christ Jesus. And the Lord touched him and gave him an extraordinary life serving on the frontlines of the kingdom of heaven on earth.
Can you relate to Simon Peter? Are you flawed and imperfect? Are you just an ordinary person? Well, guess what. We are all flawed and ordinary people!
And Jesus is still in the business of granting uncommon destinies to common people. All you must do is follow him. He's calling you today.
JESUS IS STILL IN THE BUSINESS OF GIVING
UNCOMMON DESTINIES TO COMMON PEOPLE!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham