His Money, His Work, His Glory
This summer has been chaotic to say the least, working what feels like several full time jobs (Vimeo, Apostles, Roman, support-raising, moving, etc.) But what we've been seeing throughout the whirlwind is the truth that God's grace is sufficient. Every time we get overwhelmed, doubtful that this transition is going to happen or even should happen, God reminds us of 3 things: this is his money, his work, and for his glory. And he's with us through every step of it.
Paul writes to the people of Ephesus:
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." (Ephesians 2:9-10)
We hope to walk in the good works that advance the cause of Christ, praying to see Jesus come alive in people all around us. Every endeavor, every conversation, prayer night, act of service or gift is a good work that God has already prepared for us. And each cent, prayer, and word of encouragement from others fuels this work to the praise of God's name. "Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and faithfulness" (Psalm 115:1). We're definitely not in the ministry business to get rich and famous. But we are in it to make Christ's name famous because he is the only one who is capable of rescuing and redeeming a lost and broken people, reconciling them to a God who made them, sustains them, and loves them as his own. Our God is faithful, and we're hopeful for what he will continue to do in us and through us in Austin.