Herbert Cooper was headed down a very different road, living a reckless lifestyle that would have destroyed him in the end, but God had a different plan. He heard the gospel at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting, at which he wasn’t even supposed to be, and he gave his life to Christ. Two words changed Cooper’s life: But God.
These two words can change every single person’s life— But God. Each word is only three letters long. The phrase is short, but the implications are huge. The path may look bleak, dim, and hopeless…but GOD changes everything…
We’ve all sinned - whether it is sex outside of marriage, a bitter heart, alcohol or drug abuse, cheating, or lying. Maybe you’re at a place in your life where it just feels like things are falling apart. Perhaps you’re portraying one thing on the outside and living something else on the inside. Maybe you are simply going through the motions of a life that’s not quite what you hoped it would be. These moments drag us down - leaving us feeling hopeless and lost.
You need something to happen in your life to change.
You need a But God… moment.
The But God moments are when God comes in and offers a new path and hope for our lives. These moments occur when we are at are lowest, and turn our down-trodden worlds around for the better. It is up to us to recognize and seize these moments when they occur and follow the renewed path God offers.
|About the Contributor(s)||Herbert Cooper
Herbert Cooper is the senior pastor of People's Church, a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-site church in Oklahoma City. As a football scholarship athlete and full-time student, Herbert preached at revivals and youth camps across America. When he graduated from Evangel University in Springfield in 1997, he launched a full-time evangelistic ministry and married his college sweetheart, Tiffany. Herbert has preached the gospel in almost every state in America and around the world in the Ukraine, Malawi, and Uganda. The Coopers live in the Oklahoma City metro area with their four children.
|Publish Date||Jan 6, 2015|