If you know me pretty well, you will realize right up front that I am not the handyman type. I am not the kind of guy that you will see perusing the aisles of Home Depot or watching “This Old House.” You are more likely to see me at Bass Pro Shop looking around or watching “Fly-Fishing the World.” However, several days ago, I stepped out of my comfort zone into my backyard. If you have seen my backyard, you will know what I am talking about. I decided to build a path. We had some pavestone left over from a project, and I picked up those heavy pavestones and tried to place and space them strategically so people could walk on the stones. After I finished, I tested this whole path thing and had to tweak it a little bit. It kind of fired me up. I felt good. I felt like I had accomplished something.
While I was doing that, I began to think about stones and steps and paths and all that. I thought about Fellowship, because over the last ten years, God has placed and spaced strategically the steps of Fellowship. We have stepped in sync with Him. Psalm 37:23, “The steps of a man are established by the Lord and he delights in His way. When he falls he shall not be hurled headlong because the Lord is the one who holds his hand.”
We serve an awesome God, a path paving God. Just take a step and think of what the Lord has done over the last several years. Thousands upon thousands of men and women anchored into corporate worship.
Fellowship Church Grapevine – Many others involved in small group bible studies, connection classes. People hooked into age-appropriate teaching for children, students, singles. When I was trying to come up with a title for this talk, I was thinking about all this stuff: 20-20 vision, or this or that, and then it hit me. God has done it all; it has been about a decade, so why not “A God-Made Decade.”