Week five of Paradox, subtitled, “The Power of a Step.”

Dustin Barker

One Response to “Paradox – Wk. 5”

  1. Susan
    1 October 2017 at 2:10 pm #

    Dustin, your sermons always hit home in some way. I’m sure most people feel this way as they listen to you. But it’s as though you know what I’m going through and composed a sermon specifically for me. I don’t go to your church because I live South of Atlanta about an hour and a half away. I am a member of a local church near me, but so much enjoy listening to you online. I look at the things happening in my life and the lives of those close to me and see what you are talking about is happening to us. It gives me a fresh perspective and renewed hope. The storms of life and the strong winds can come along and as scary and futile as it all seems, and although we see no light at the end of the tunnel, Jesus is there in the midst of it all. The winds are clearing the way to an answer to our prayers, removing the things that are standing in the way of what God has planned for our lives. Just like in the action movies, as the hero flees for his life, the bullets fly, trees and bridges and buildings collapse just behind him as he runs. But somehow he is untouched by them. He comes out on the other side safe…. and the sun is shining again. But what if he had stood there just looking at the chaos around him assuming there was no use in trying? I guess he would be under the rubble, although the sun would still be shining on the other side. A missed opportunity to save his very life, because he was afraid to take that first step into what seemed like a disaster, but would actually have been his safe haven. I pray for strength to overcome my fear to get up and move when I can’t clearly see which way to go….with unwavering faith that Jesus has the situation under control. May God bless you and your family in your ministry!


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