Thanks Chuck Vickers, pastor at Stokesland Baptist in Danville, VA (my hometown)...he posted this video on his Facebook page today. Not only did it make me smile first-thing this morning, but it immediately made me think about our upcoming series at PCC - Free Stuff - Getting into the Radical Generosity of God (the series graphic, shown here, was created by our very own Beth Brawley Stoddard - she's so awesome!).
What if, in place of this machine, God was standing there handing out free stuff? Isn't He already? Why aren't we all gathering around, rejoicing, and laughing like children? I know for me, personally, I fall short all the time because my priority becomes MY day and MY list of things to do. ME
In reality, it's all HIS. It's all about HIM. Every bit of it...and He's turned it all over to us. Giggle. Get excited. Tell somebody else. Guess what else...if you think about it, we're all happiness machines. I don't want to wait for someone to pay me before I dole out some joy, before I tell them about God's ultimate gift. I'm working on being generous!
I'm so excited about our upcoming series. We start this week, May 9. I hope you can join us!