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Why The Un-Remarkable Make For The Remarkable

Denny Empie was an acquaintance at church who didn’t say a lot.

It was this very quality that made his “Soda Survey” so intriguing.

He’d set up a table or booth at a public event and hand out free sodas for anyone who agreed to fill out the survey, “What Do You Think Is Required To Get To Heaven?”

Denny ended up speaking with thousands of strangers about the answer to life’s most important question. In reality, He let God’s Word do the talking.

Do you ever wonder why God uses the most unlikely people to do the most remarkable things?

Do you ever wonder if God can use you in the very area where you are the weakest?

I have never understood economics and it plays out in my handling of money, I am reluctant to ask people for decisions about purchases and I have always hated the idea of a 9-5 business job. I guess that’s why God put me in the marketplace. With the help of loved ones and employees, we turned a $200,000 business into a nearly $4 million dollar business within a half dozen years.

And then there’s writing. I won’t say that I flunked English, but I always had a hard time with the mechanics of language. And yet, I’ve written books and screenplays and children’s stories.

I can’t tune my guitar and definitely don’t have a voice that rings with a perfect pitch and yet I’ve composed thousands of songs.

I’m no overachiever and I’m not boasting. I’m bragging on God. What was impossible with me…well, you know the rest of those incredible words of Jesus.

As you think of this irony of weaknesses, is there something that comes to mind in your life?

Why not think about that over a soda?

PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Portals are all the clearer when someone can’t take credit for what’s happened in his or her life.

Jesus replied, "What is impossible with man is possible with God.”…But [The Lord] said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

Luke 18:17 NIV, 2 Corinthians 12:9 [Editor’s brackets]


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