In the realm of Marvel Comics, each super hero has a weakness. Despite their power and strength, beneath the surface lies a kryptonite, a force that evens the playing field. If these figures allow this element to remain in their presence, their impact on society is minimized. The same can be said about normal human beings who experience mediocre lives, struggling to ascertain what’s missing, preventing you from reaching your full potential.
To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 1 Corinthians 12:8.
Although its probably over analyzed in sports, each year a Cinderella team comes out of no where to contend and sometimes win a championship. On paper, there’s no logical explanation for this. Yet, when individuals and a group come together to form perfect chemistry, an atmosphere for success is achieved. Despite what the experts may say, when you surround yourself with the right people, you will be surprised by results that follow.
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ, 1 Corinthians 12:12.
A thought occurred to me yesterday at work, something is missing in my life. My enthusiasm, joy and passion for life is gone. As I tried to put my finger on the real issue, another message came to me. The missing ingredient for me is a church home. Prayer and a personal quiet time reading the Bible can only take you so far. After experiencing the demise of Red Lion Evangelical Free Church and School up close as leader, its been hard for me to go all in, afraid of getting hurt again. Yet, if I want to reach the summit of my potential, the missing link for me is committing 100 % to a congregation that I can serve in.
by Jay Mankus