Monday, February 7, 2011

Message from Jim Koan, Superintendent

The disciples “weren’t cut from theological cloth or raised on supernatural milk. But they were an ounce more devoted than they were afraid and, as a result, did some extraordinary things.” (emphasis added)

The Applause of Heaven, Max Lucado

That phrase “an ounce more devoted” has stuck with me, almost haunted me, since I read it a week ago in my morning devotions. Not a boulder more, not a tsunami more, but an ounce more devotion appeared to make the difference with the disciples; well, that and a personal encounter with Jesus.

I am assuming that each of us reading this blog is a child of God and therefore already have encountered Jesus Christ personally. That said I also believe that those of us reading this blog are called to do some extra-ordinary things. Here at PC, we are called to be extraordinarily devoted and faithful in leading these kids to be all that God intends them to be. We’re to be extraordinarily devoted and faithful in pursuing a vision for excellence in Christian education which sets the standard and compels the community to take notice and join us in our “pursuit of excellence.” But by the same token as children of God we are called to be extra-ordinarily devoted and faithful in our day-to-day roles: spouse, parent, employee, volunteer, etc.

We complete and become all that God intends not through some herculean effort but by being at least an ounce more devoted each day to each calling in our lives. Doing that taps us into the limitless power and grace and provision, which is sufficient for each day.

“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength” Phil. 4:13

“And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. II Cor. 3:4-6

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