Is this thing on?

It’s 9:55am on a Tuesday morning and in 5 minutes I’m about to go “live” on Facebook to share a lesson or devotional on a special Facebook Page aimed at the kids and parents that call Rock Creek Church their church home.  I’m prepared and ready to share something utterly profound and amazing since after all God’s word is indeed just that, but then I realize I have no idea if even one person will be online with me to see it.  Will I be saying “is this thing on?” That’s when it struck me…Oh my Goodness, does God feel this way sometimes?

Does God sometimes feel like anyone is hearing him?  Granted, he knows if we are or are not but does he feel like he’s speaking to a virtual audience of none when it comes to what he wants us to hear?  I would hope the church would be listening and praying and fasting and all the things just to hear his voice right now, but I wonder if there are those days where feels like his children are tuned into something besides him?

I think right now, during this crazy Covid season, the interaction is up between him and his earthly kids but even then, when he clearly wants us to practice faith over fear does he feel like maybe something else has their ear and eyes and is influencing them?  If you watch the news, you know that the message is clear…fear the unknown and trust in man.  Since the days of Adam and Eve that has been the message man has heard from the evil one. 

Now I’m not saying don’t be careful, I’m simply implying that we need to be really tuning in to what God is sharing with us right now.  We need to be in scripture and remembering what God has done and pulled his kids through throughout history.  We need to be praying and having those constant conversations with him about every decision in our lives.  We need to be trusting that he will get us through this season and the next.  God is “live” right now and wants us to hear and do what he says.  

When I got done with my 10am Facebook Live, I realized that I had around 60 kids online with me.  I told them that God is bigger than any problem or situation they could face.  I shared with them that David was bigger than Goliath because he had big faith in his God and that God was certainly bigger than Goliath.  I told them that when they hear their parents tuned into the news and find themselves worried and scared about the future that they can tell the story of David and Goliath and that there is no giant, no worry, no problem and no situation that is bigger than God.  Hopefully, the parents will tune into that and listen to God through their kids.  

To quote a great Cucumber and Tomato – God is bigger than the Boogieman, He’s bigger than Godzilla and the monsters on TV.  

Faith over Fear! 


Brian Holt was called into and served in children's ministry for over 20 years. Brian had the privilege to lead in children's ministries ranging from mega-church to plant church size. Brian changed roles in his church and now serves as the Care Pastor at Rock Creek Church in Prosper, Texas overseeing the Care and Support ministries of the church. Brian has been married to his lovely wife Amy for over 24 years and they have 5 amazing kids. Brian's passion is to see every man, woman and child fall in love with Jesus and become one of his devout followers, transforming their lives in the process to be more like Him everyday.

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