Natalie & I were recently invited to a friends house for dinner.
They are new friends to us and so it was a great opportunity for us to get to know them better and vice versa.
We turned up at the house and the smell of Thai Curry made it a pure joy to be there.
When it came to eating, I made the most of enjoying my curry, despite a bit of pain from an inconvenient wisdom tooth!
But upon tucking into the delicious curry, I believe I achieved something that’s never been accomplished before.
I chipped my tooth……ON A PRAWN CRACKER!!!
The food was great. The conversation was enjoyable and their hospitality was faultless, but the prawn cracker caused me issues. It was the prawn cracker of doom. It caused me trouble for several days following.
Sometimes, we get so bothered about the small, irritating difficulties and disappointments in life that we let it affect everything else. I’m not talking about the major issues but the minor ones. The issues that others tell us not to worry about, yet we can’t help it. Our small problems so often become big issues and tower over the goodness in our lives.
I think it’s time to see the bigger picture. Look past the minor struggles, the concerns & disappointments and look to the God above it all. He’s in control and has it sorted.
Jesus endured all these things and worse – yet he came to show us how life could be lived.
I want to live life fully. I want to embrace all that God has planned for me. I want to grow in character, dream bigger dreams and catch the vision for God’s exciting plan.
But if that is to happen, its time to focus on how big he is in comparison to the small issues and difficulties of life.
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Tom Elliott is a Christian Communicator who is passionate about introducing people to Jesus. Tom is also a credible and experienced Comedian, Magician, Speaker and writer, with a heart to use his gifts for the extension of Gods Kingdom.
He has travelled extensively throughout the UK and abroad, whilst also being on the leadership team of his home church in Gloucestershire. Tom has been mentored by some of the UK’s most influential evangelists including J.John, Steve Legg, Mark Greenwood, Mark Ritchie, Matt Summerfield, Barry Woodward and more.
Through his acclaimed show, Tom captures the attention of non believers through quality entertainment and as a result has been able to share his faith on TV, Radio, Online, in schools, churches & theatres reaching thousands of people with the Gospel. Tom has also taken his work to many large scale events and Festivals such as ‘New Wine’, ‘Detling,’ ‘Gorsley’, ‘Greenbelt’ and ‘Spring Harvest’
Tom is honoured to be an Ambassador for the international Christian charity ‘Compassion’ who work to change lives in over 26 countries that suffer extreme poverty.
Toms desire is to see all people take hold of Jesus’ promise of life to the full. On stage and off stage, Tom’s passion for this fulfilment of life is contagious.
Tom has been personally trained by expert entertainers and in 2013, Tom contributed to a book titled ‘Does God LOL’ alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, to raise money for national charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’. This book is now available in many good book stores.