I am always amazed at the number of extraordinarily talented people who have yet to be discovered. I'm convinced, there are an incredible amount of them in the church. Listen to this video of a man by the name of Paul Potts. Up until the time of his appearance on this reality TV show he was a Mobile phone salesman. When people view this video, many just weep, and I understand why. He's extraordinarily gifted - by God, to sing opera. I am not even a big opera fan, but this guy gives me chills. I listen to him and I think...who is the next Paul Potts? There might be someone sitting next to you in church, or working down the street in CVS or Burger King, who possesses an extraordinary gift from God that nobody knows about yet. Amazing! I want to be a person in life, or even more than that a leader in ministry - who finds people that have untapped talent. I desire to bring them out from the shadows and into the light and show people their giftings.
I just heard some news today that really inspired me. A church here in Tampa, Relevant Church is doing a new thing this month called the "30 Days Sex Challenge." (I've never visited the church but Pastor Trinity - our children's pastor - has visited or has met some people from this church and he was very impressed.) Realizing that this is a major element missing from some marriages (the frequency factor) their lead pastor, Paul Wirth, has issued a challenge for all the married couples to have sex for 30 days in a row. At the same time he has issued a challenge for all unmarrieds to completely abstain from sex. Of course we know the Bible says that those who are unmarried should not have sex in the first place but the point is, a lot of unmarried's aren't obeying the Lord's command to abstain and this is just one pastor's way of trying to get them to see that indeed, there is a better way! (God's way!) At the same time, many married couples are no