Why I’ve been watching the X factor…

…Other than the fact that I’m just a big “girl” who likes to watch cooking shows and singing competition shows :-)  I LOVED this moment on the X factor last night when Josh Krajcik, a 30 year old guy who plays local music, works in a burrito restaurant, and was driven to the audition by his mom, shocks everyone with his God-given talent.

I think there are “Josh Krajcik’s” everywhere.   People with extraordinary gifts that go far beyond musical abilities.  People who may not look the part.  People who are unknown except to a few family and friends.

It’s fun to watch shows like X-factor and Idol with their long-shot-one-out-of-ten-thousand-auditions.  But I believe that serving others in the local church is the BEST way to be “discovered”…the best way to begin to use the talents that God has given. I believe the local church is a great place for artists, singers, leaders, teachers, dreamers, and writers…talented people of all discriptions to get their “start” at utilizing those talents to serve others.

I wonder if Josh Krajcik is part of a local church? (so many great singers get their start there…)  If not, I wonder if anyone ever invited Josh to a local church that would have welcomed him, encouraged him,  and challenged him to use his gift to serve others?   I wonder how many “Josh Krajciks” are living in my neighborhood?  Yours?

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.  Psalms 139:13-16

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