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A Full Heart on Friday

It’s Friday evening. I am tired and sweaty. It’s been a long week, but my heart is refreshed. So, I decided to let my joy spill over into your lives. Saying “God is great” seems inadequate. Yet, I can think of no other way to express my feelings at the moment. I am overwhelmed by the grace afforded to us.

img_0811To understand my joy, I must take you to the first time I entered the gym at Citizens Christian Academy. In 1999,  I went there with some friends to watch a basketball game. I was a grungy teenage skater that was running from God. I donned a care-free exterior, but I struggled with low self-esteem, anger, and depression.


However, today I walked into the same gym at 7:30 a.m. and shared the hope of Christ with the FCA Huddle. I am humbled God has allowed me to speak into the lives of the Middle and High School students. I would have never imagined this life. God is great! 

A few hours later, the same gymnasium transformed into a sanctuary. Over 100 elementary students, filled the room with songs of praise to the Savior of the world. I witnessed these kids raise their hands in worship to the King of kings and the Lord of lords. God is great!


In the afternoon, I had a blast playing Bible Battle Royale with my Middle Schoolers in my classroom.  Then I was amazed by how much my High School class learned about the doctrine of the Trinity. God is great!

God’s grace transformed a depressed teenage boy into a vessel to carry His message. I couldn’t earn this and I don’t deserve this grace, but He has lavished it on me. You never know where God’s grace will take you! If you’re running from Him, why not surrender and find out? God is great! 





K.W. Bounds
K.W. Bounds

Kevin W. Bounds graduated summa cum laude from Lee University. A pastor and writer, he lives in South Georgia with his wife and two children.

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  1. Jessica Padgett Jessica Padgett

    I absolutely love what you are doing for our children at CCA!

    • Kevin W. Bounds Kevin W. Bounds

      Thank you, Ms. Jessica! I receive a blessing from working with the kiddos at CCA!

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