The Ordinary...

Ordinary People.....Ordinary Things.....Ordinary Places.......

That's exactly what God uses to do great things. It's exactly what God uses to work miracles. God is not looking for the extraordinary....because He is. God is the extra that our ordinary needs to do great things. 

I was reading John 2:1-12 again today. That's the story where Jesus turns the water into wine. The thing that I noticed were the things Jesus chose to use for His first public miracle. He used ordinary staff at the wedding, ordinary clay pots, ordinary water and just plain ole ordinary hard work. (Hard work to move caly pots with 20-30 gallons of water that probably weighed about 200lbs!) With a mixture of the ordinary, and the presence of Jesus, a miracle happened!

All throughout the Bible when I see miracles, I see a combination of ordinary people and the presence of an extraordinary God. It's that simple!

So the next time you're wishing you could be extraordinary and see miracles....Remember God uses the ordinary. He simply adds His presence, His touch and His power. He is extraordinary so that we can stay ordinary....Celebrate that. You are already the exact kind of person God can use!