Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Incredibly Blessed...

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas. 
(Psalm 8:3-8, ESV)

God of heaven...maker of everything...sustainer of everything...yet He is "mindful" of us.  This Holy God who cannot look on our sin, thinks of us, and is active in our lives.  Do you ever feel incredibly blessed and unworthy to even be regarded?

Recently God opened the door for a ministry opportunity at my church, and this past Sunday the church voted unanimously to take me on as a staff member.  This is all for the grace of my loving God...I feel so unworthy, and inadequate, yet I know that God chose me for this...and He can enable me to do the task ahead.

I deserve nothing more than the pit of hell...yet God chose to die for me, that I might have life...

And not only this...but He then chooses to use me for His purposes in this world...He doesn't have to...but He does.  He gives us opportunities and situations where we can glorify Him, and point people to Him.  He gives us powerful positions...and one can often feel overwhelmed...but I'm continuously reminded of the fact that God is sovereign in appointing us to these positions, and He's also sovereign to enable us to do the job.  I just need to continuously seek Him, and trust His power to work.

I'm also super thankful for people He puts into my life to help and encourage me...again, He doesn't have to do this either...but He made us to be relational people...He works in our lives through our friends and acquaintances.  I'm so thankful for the friends He's given me...and I look forward to continuing to develop these relationships...for HIS glory!

2 comments:

Dee said...

Amen Jason! I am always encouraged by the faith of our young adults. I was 45 years old before I accepted Christ. Each day is a new journey for which I am blessed. I learn from each new trial to trust in the Lord. I will pray for you on your new journey. Thank you for being a humble servant of the Lord.
Dee

Jason Hunsicker said...

Thank you Dee for your words of encouragement! It's all God and none of me. All the glory belongs to Him!