Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

“I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!”
John 15: 9-11 (NLT)

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29: 11 (NIV)

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 15: 13 (NLT)

Ever have one of those moments?

Life is just coming at you as usual. Nothing special seems to be heading your way. 

Then you have one of those moments.

Utter joy. Unexpected. 

You didn’t feel you had done anything special.

But then it happened? 

Today? Not yet? Too busy in the midst of all the stuff. 

Maybe tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow. Tomorrow. 

I don’t gamble or bet. But you can bet on that! Tomorrow. 

Hope waits there. Joy waits there. For you. For me. For those we love.

Every day. Every moment. Through everything. 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Britain’s Got Talent 2024 just concluded, with the winner a delightful, unassuming, humble young lady by the name of Sydnie Christmas. The judges—Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, and Bruno Tonioli were exceptional, encouraging and blessed by her.

Alesha Dixon and Sydnie had a funny exchange a few times as Sydnie prepared to sing, where they would each say— “Let’s have it!” Referring to Sydnie about to sing and so much more. 

And then Sydnie blew the roof off the concert hall with an incredible arrangement of “Tomorrow” from the movie “Annie.”

Sydnie, like others who performed in BGT, just wanted a chance she’d never had. 

And there through the panel of four affirming judges and an expectant, appreciative audience, including her two “Nans” (Grandmothers) was Christ through all of them saying to her—

“Let’s have it!’’ All you’ve got Sydnie. Give your best of the talent I have given you.

And she did. 

And Christ says that to you. And He says that to me. 

As he reminds us of the God-given passions, potential, platforms, resources, and opportunities given us, to live out our purpose of glorifying God by having an impact for good in the world, one life at a time, when He says to each of us—

“Let’s have it, Scott!” “Let’s have it___ (your name) ___!” 

All you’ve got! Your best, always. In all things.

And with our great God, the best part is that it goes both ways.

And I pray Sydnie will know that. That as God calls upon her, she can call upon God in the same way. 

For His best.  

That she can say to Him, okay Lord, I believe You love me, made me special, and have plans to prosper me, for hope and a future, plans to fill me with joy, and the power of the Holy Spirit. (Jeremiah 29: 11; Romans 15: 13)

And she knows that He expects her to say, “Let’s have it, Lord!” 

And that in all our moments, we can also do the same. 

In all we face. 

To have the confident assurance, bathed in the never-ending love, and presence of God, to boldly say to Him—

“Okay, Lord, I need you now, so—Let’s have it!” 

All you’ve got, Lord, with me, for me, and through me.

And He will fill you, and will fill me, and Sydnie, with His never-ending joy, hope, love for not just our todays, but for all our tomorrows, to impact the world around us for good.

As the songwriters, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, reminded us in the song “Tomorrow”—

“The sun’ll come out tomorrow,

Oh, you gotta hang on ’til tomorrow, come what may.

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow,

You’re always a day away.”

Let’s have it, Lord!

Hope for our todays, and all our tomorrows—with You.   

All, and always for Your glory.

In His Name–Scott

Be blessed my friends, by this beautiful heart-warming moment from the first round in April 2024 of “Britain’s Got Talent” with the eventual winner, Sydnie Christmas, singing an incredible arrangement of “Tomorrow.”