by Luke Kincaid
A few nights ago, at a petrol station, I had such an encouraging conversation with someone I have been building a friendship with. This man’s main source of income is derived from collecting recycling on a daily/weekly basis. He has had a really tough life but as we stood talking, he could not help but openly and publicly declare how amazing and powerful God is.
As we chatted, he was reminded of the chorus of the song “Give Thanks” which says:
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
After quoting these words he told me to look at his friend who he was with. He pointed out how worn his clothes were and if you had to just look at his outward appearance you would conclude that he was poor. BUT when it comes to our identity in Jesus, we are not defined by what we have but rather who we have – Jesus! It was so encouraging to be reminded that Jesus is the greatest treasure we have in this life:
8 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ 9 and become one with him. – Philippians 3:8-9 NLT
We ended this conversation by praying together and I went on my way so happy to know that disciples of all walks of life are furthering the kingdom of God in meaningful ways!