So I’m having this beautiful, spiritual, victorious day at Meadow yesterday. God began really moving in my heart on Friday and it carried me all the way through as I pondered my two sermons and the leadership meeting that was scheduled between them. In a rare occurrence, all three worked out swimmingly with the morning message being delivered with God’s touch, the leadership meeting achieving the desired (and much prayed for) results and then the Sunday evening message being well received by the congregation. Of all things, three young men who have been visiting Meadow waited for me after the evening service and shared how greatly God was working in their lives through the messages and indicated that they would like to spend some time with me sharing how they hoped to get involved with the church and serve Him alongside of us. From beginning to end, it was a remarkable day and one that rarely plays out for me that way.
Then…right before my heart might be tempted to marinade in the juices of smugness…a text from my beloved came to my phone as I was leaving the church house.
“Landon wants some KFC chicken legs. And some mashed potatoes. Can you swing by and grab some on the way home? Thanks.”
I had scaled the heights of ministry all day. I had experienced the satisfaction of a consensus among a group of 20 leaders on a very big decision. God’s Spirit had made the Sunday morning service thick with His presence. The Sunday night service had been responded to with commitments from young men to serve and help.
But in the end
I was humbled
to remember that I am,
in the end,
a guy in a truck who is simply
the mashed potato man.
God knows how to keep us humble. Today I’m wondering if you would be willing to share an area where God repeatedly shows you mercy to keep you from entering into self-sufficiency. For me it is chicken and taters. How is it that God keeps you humble? Type in your response in the Leave A Reply section below and help me know I’m not alone 🙂