• Matthew McCaulley

REACHing Out Blurb for August 25, 2019

Take one balloon. Now fill it full of water. Tie it off to make an awesome water balloon. Now take a marker and carefully write on the outside of the balloon the following words, “Orange Juice INSIDE.” Now, being careful not to burst the balloon, take your balloon to as many people as possible and tell them there is orange juice inside of it. Write and sing some songs about the orange juice in your balloon. Have long conversations with friends about it. Have an orange juice balloon get-togethers or party. Now, with your friends watching go ahead and press as hard as possible on the balloon until it explodes. Wait, what? Water will be everywhere for everyone to see, not orange juice. Fun analogy but, unfortunately, this can describe us. We spend much time convincing people that we are awesome righteous people on the inside. But whatever is actually truly inside is guaranteed to come out when we are pressed hard by stress, pressure, worry, anger, anxiety, exhaustion, and a million other issues.  ONLY Jesus can truly transform what is inside of you so that what comes out under stress is the same thing advertised on the outside...Him.   

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Because His Grace Is Amazing,

Matt M.

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