The Last 10 Days…

Last week Friday (June 4th) we made the midnight drive to Pontiac, MI where we played a show Saturday afternoon on a stage surrounded by flowers and sitting directly in front of a beautiful lake. Sunday we had an amazing time in Martinsville, IN where we played a concert for 90 kids with Muscular Dystrophy. I got at least 45 mosquito bites that night but what a blessing it was to use our talents to bless others!

Monday and Tuesday night, 1000 Generations spent in rehearsal in preparation for a studio session on Wednesday night where we recorded a brand new song called “Overwhelmed.” I am super pumped about this song! Thursday we had yet another rehearsal and we finished off the weekend by celebrating Stevie’s one year birthday!

I can’t believe that she is already one!! It seems like just yesterday that I remember leaving the hospital thinking, “I can’t believe that they are letting us take her home! Do they know that we have NO CLUE what we are doing?!?!?”

We celebrated the end of this busy week by heading out to Steven’s dad’s lake house where I am currently typing as I sit by the lake while nursing a pretty intense sunburn 🙂 The weeks to come will bring their fair share of busyness as we will be releasing a new radio single and EP this summer! For now though, I’m living it up relaxing by the lake, eating cookies, and trying to take at least two naps a day!!

Amanda

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Don’t Become Too Likely

A great read from Pastor Steven Furtick:

If you look throughout the Bible, you’ll notice a striking trend:
God has an affinity for the overlooked and unlikely.

He likes to take somebody that no one else has noticed and raise them up. He likes to take somebody who’s felt a little underwhelmed by their own personality and appearance and overwhelm the world with how great He can make them by His glory and for His glory.

Noah.
Abraham.
Moses.
David.
The disciples.
Paul.

Fewer people were ever more unlikely to be used by God powerfully. And few people have ever been used by God more powerfully.

But then you have people like Uzziah. An incredibly able and successful king in Israel who enjoyed the favor of God for a season. He won countless battles. Built numerous buildings. But then in one of the most haunting and terrifying verses in the Bible, everything turned:
His fame spread far and wide, for he was greatly helped until he became powerful. But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall (2 Chronicles 26:15-16).

It seems like the more human resources of human power you accumulate, the less likely you are to see the miracle power and potential of God in your life. And that’s because the likelier you become, the more unlikely it will be that God will get the glory due Him.

Now that’s only bad news if you’re perfect. But if you feel under resourced to do what you know God’s called you to do through your life, that’s good. If you feel like you don’t have the education you should have, that’s good. If you feel like the town you’re from would make Nazareth look like a booming metropolis, that’s good.

You are at the top of His list as a kingdom candidate for kingdom usefulness.

When all the smoke clears and the dust settles in your life, if you’re overlooked and unlikely, then everybody has to blame God. Everybody has to blame Jesus. Everybody has to look to Him because it only could have been Him. And that’s a good place to be.

Don’t become too likely. Jesus likes using the unlikely.