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The first photo ministry meeting of the year…

Awesome that we had such a great turn out this evening for this years first photo ministry meeting.  Thank you God and to all those who felt the Holy Spirit move you to come.  We hope to see you at our next meeting on Wednesday 03/04/09 @ 7pm room 344.   We have so much planned for this year including trips, outreach events, photo classes, and of course documenting God’s work through the Rock.

This evening I felt lead to have a devotional which we hope to include in every meeting.  Here is a little bit of what I spoke to:

1 Corinthians 1:25-29

25For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.

26Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29so that no one may boast before him.

After reading I discussed how often we feel weak or not adequate to get involved in things we are not comfortable.  God will sometimes call us to do something and we will ignore the call because we feel that we are not prepared or don’t know the Bible well enough to teach.   Often the thing that God lays out for us to do is bigger than we are.

The good news is that it isn’t about our goodness, strength, or wisdom but God will chose those who are inadequate so that the glory goes to Him.  We  serve out of humbleness and God’s strength shines through.  Dropping the camera while shooting an event is sometimes required so that we can answer God’s call.  Shooting while the Holy Spirit is leading us is also important.  We must remember that God’s work and will come first and the photography comes second.

In Him,

Jim Wanglund

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