Well, it has been a long time since you have heard from me! Sorry about that. We have had a crazy summer here at E-quip and at the Kinchen household. Hopefully we are getting back to a somewhat normal schedule. In the past few months I had a large kidney stone surgically removed and then ended up in the hospital for 16 days to have my gall-bladder removed. We had to cancel some incredible speaking engagements which really broke my heart. I am currently recovering, gaining weight, and….DECLARING THAT WHAT LOOKED LIKE A SETBACK IS ACTUALLY A SET-UP!!!
Listen, I know I am not the only one who goes through “stuff.” I know many of YOU have certainly seen your share of “stuff” too. BUT…guess who else knows what we have been through; GOD. Yes, God. And here is what He says about all the “stuff.”
But as Scripture says: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9 GW)
I’ve told you this so that my peace will be with you. In the world you’ll have trouble. But cheer up! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 GW)
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:4 NIV)
Hear me when I say this, “YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE IT!” You are going through and will make it to the other side! You are NOT defeated because you are a child of God; and we always win. Your setback was a set-up and you are now on your way to a come-back. Don’t give up. Hope in and trust in God.
Pastor Kevin Kinchen