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...
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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.
Herbert Cooper is senior pastor of The People's Church, a multi-ethnic and multi-generational church in Oklahoma City. As a football scholarship athlete and full-time student, Cooper 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. In 2002 he and his wife, Tiffany, planted The People's Church, which has grown from 65 to 4,500 people. In addition, Cooper is a worldwide speaker, preaching in the Ukraine, Malawi, and Uganda in front of crowds numbering in excess of 15,000. The Coopers live in Oklahoma City with their four children.