Blurb: 26 July 2015

A verse that’s been on my mind lately is 2 Corinthians 12:9. Paul talks about boasting in weaknesses because God’s “power is made perfect in weakness”. Does this seem really weird to you? Why would we boast in our weaknesses? What does it mean to boast in our weaknesses? How does our weakness make God’s power perfect?
There’s this street evangelist I know who always inspires me with his dedication and passion, but even more with the fact that he is a natural introvert. He often and openly shares about how he finds social interaction overwhelming and difficult, yet he is so incredibly passionate about sharing the gospel with strangers. God’s power is made perfect in weakness.
I really struggle with conflict. I don’t like making people uncomfortable and I’ve always found it difficult to make tough choices that don’t please everybody. Although I lead the music team, if there’s a ‘leadership personality’ I don’t think I have it. But God’s power is made perfect in weakness.
Have you thought about getting involved in a ministry here? Are you a musician or a singer? How about joining the music team? Maybe you feel inadequate? Good. I think that inadequacy is high on God’s list of desired qualities for His servants. Come along to a practice and we’ll see how things go. We’re all about making mistakes and learning from them here. I like to try leave the perfectionism to God, although I usually fail at that. I’m ok with the fact that our music team isn’t quite the slick production that you might get at some other churches. I love the music here. God’s power is made perfect in weakness.
Andy Bell