All the Different Audiences

I find myself so thrilled to speak on Ephesians 2:6 to the State College MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group this evening. Those years were some of the hardest of my whole life. I would have died without Jesus.

As I prepare my presentation to these young mothers on how to heal from the jealousy and comparison of those parenting years, I praise God for a new audience to teach. I cannot wait to be with these moms and see the power of God’s word.

And I marvel that, really, I wrote Seated for Christ for college girls most of all. But God’s word is for everyone, everywhere.

That’s something I’ve learned this year through all these different audiences: God’s word is powerful for anyone. I’ve seen Ephesians 2:6 matter to older folks, graduate students, and even children in party dresses for a seated with Christ tea party. Ephesians 2:6 arrived to the minds of teens and then to retired women and then to church leaders. It didn’t matter the age or the status; God’s word mattered.

(And it also didn’t matter if I performed the speaking task well. It didn’t matter if I was having a good day or felt particularly effective. I’m so thankful God’s work doesn’t depend upon our talent!)

I remember how, in the same month, I spoke to the very wealthy and the very poor. I spoke to the smartest professors and then those never completing high school. I spoke to the grieving and the rejoicing, the addicted and the recovered. And God’s word went forth.

I think of all the audiences for this same talk on being seated with Christ and the power of God’s word to apply to all people, everywhere. I just love to see it. Is there anything more powerful than His word in all the earth?


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