19 May '14, 12pm
Our Purpose Isn't Perfection
I know that this idea of “God uses imperfect people” isn’t anything new. But there is part of me that always assumes that I’m the “imperfect person” part but there is someone else who actually does the “perfectly completes His plans” part. We wonder how God could use us in our brokenness, but as I prepared for a recent talk I discovered more examples in Scripture than I could even wrap my mind around. From Adam to the disciples, there is a beautiful story of God’s sovereignty woven into their imperfect lives. Abraham doubted. Jacob was a liar. Moses couldn’t speak. David was a murderer. Rahab was a prostitute. But when we look at Scripture we see that they are all remembered in Hebrews 11 for their faithfulness. They were called, they obeyed, they conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the raging fire, escaped the ed...