Much to the surprise of the audience, McCartney said that they had.
Reference: His prayer and how God was moved by his entreaty, as well as all his sins and unfaithfulness, and the sites where he built high places and set up Asherah poles and idols before he humbled himself—all these are written in the records of the seers. (2 Chronicles 33:19 NIV)
Explore: I recently heard an interview with the English pop legend Paul McCartney. McCartney was one of the four members of The Beatles and must be one of the most famous musicians in history.
In relation to all the singing competitions we now have on our TVs, the interviewer asked McCartney if The Beatles ever entered a singing competition. Much to the surprise of the audience, McCartney said that they had.
What was more surprising is that he admitted that they never won. Apparently there was a lady from Wales who played the spoons, and she always pipped them at the post for the musical winning glory.
Application: It’s crazy to think that a lady with a couple of pieces of cutlery won anything over one of the most famous bands of the 20th Century. And yet, it reminded me that where we start doesn’t have to be where we finish.
The Beatles fame was a journey, just like all of our lives. If we go through seasons of pain or disobedience, it doesn’t mean that’s where we have to end.
King Manasseh started out as a heinous king. He sacrificed his own children to a god who showed no love or grace.
But that wasn’t where his story ended. He went through a period of trial and called out to the one true God and from that point his life was transformed. He became known as a king who built for the Lord, rather than one of destruction.
This gives me great hope for the future. It reminds me that it doesn’t matter where I start, what matters is the choices I make today and how I can trust that God will lead me into my future.
Prayer: Lord, Your grace is sufficient even for me. May I look to my future with purpose and a destiny to serve You. Amen.
How has God moved you into a brighter future?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.