There I was crushing aluminum cans in my dad’s shop on a cold January day. I had just lost my job, so I spent my days collecting cans on the sides of the road and doing odd jobs for income. I was feeling trapped and lost, like my world was falling apart. After years of not serving God, I found myself turning to Him and promising to follow Him in exchange for His hand on my life. He showed up for me that day and all the days after. The months that followed proved to be the life-changing experience I needed.
Psalm 119:117 Sustain me, and I will be rescued; then I will meditate continually on your decrees.
This verse is a great reminder that when we’ve asked God to sustain us, rescue us or help us and He has answered those prayers, we should be committed to serving Him and meditating on His word. It’s a reminder to tap into the life-changing Word of God and look to Him for answers before looking elsewhere. My challenge for each of us is to consider all the times God has answered the prayers to help us or provide for us. For this, we owe Him our faithfulness: in prayer, in reading His word and serving others.
Jacob Brown is a founding plant team member at The Table. For the past 5 years he has also used his gifts serving on the Leadership Team. Currently, Jacob oversees the management of our facility here at The table.