In our own personal lives we see that our actions do have an impact. . . if we put gas in the car, it will run for a while; if we make a menu, grocery shop and bring it all home, we can create a meal (hey men, you can even do this!); if we care for our pets, they will love us back.
In our personal, daily lives, we see that we’re powerful and effective.
But when it comes to God, many completely abandon their sense of effectiveness. I hear some folks say, “It’s all in God’s hands.” “God’s got a plan no one can change or impact.” I even hear, “Why prayer? My prayers won’t make any difference to God – God does what he will, regardless of me.”
Isn’t that a weird disconnect?! In our day to day lives we see the effects of our actions. But when it comes to faith, we say we are ineffectual.
This Sunday we begin a new sermon series, “The Butterfly Effect.” The Butterfly Effect describes how small, human actions can ripple out and effect large, life-altering outcomes.
This Sunday’s scripture lessons demonstrate the truth of our effectiveness, partnering with God. They truly are, “The Butterfly Effect: The Bible Version.”