Welcome to our service today. It’s great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee. If this is your first time at BBC we especially welcome you.
I’ve discovered that one of the shortest and simplest prayers I have ever prayed has also been one of the most powerful prayers I have ever prayed! It is simply ‘Here I am Lord – please use me’. It can also be a very scary prayer. We imagine if we pray this prayer that God will send us to the darkest most farthest ends of the earth! We say to ourselves things like ‘Why would He use me?’, ‘I’m not qualified for that’, ‘I’m not good enough, smart enough, holy enough, bold enough’…… and the list goes on. We think we need to be an Isaiah or an Abraham or an Esther or a David. But I’ve learned that God just wants us – the people He has created – to have open hearts and a willing attitude – He is more than able to use us then when we say ‘Here am I Lord – please use me’.
With love & blessings,