How did this make an impact?

  1. Hello, Kay. God bless you for your faitfullness. thank you for your testimony. I am sure that it will encourage many. I also felt encouraged that God uses little people and nobodies to do great things. And to just be available for him.

  2. kathieburgess27gmailcom June 4, 2019 at 3:19 am

    You are hardly average and God has used you in mighty ways and much need ways as you champion mental health issues!

  3. Thank you. God is using you for His glory . I am in Ghana. How can my rural church benefit from your outreach projects?

  4. Samuel Githinji April 25, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Great, just what I need. Will use it in a training of High school chaplains in Kenya this morning. For each of us, God’s power is made perfect in weakness.

  5. Sister Kay, You are more than enough through Christ Jesus.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing. May God continue to use you for his Glory.

  7. What a powerful lesson of life. Until we know who God is we definitely know nothing. Thank you very much Kay for sharing this powerful revelation. This revelation is nothing close to average!! Blessings

  8. This piece really blessed me. Am so encouraged knowing that only God can turn what people perceive as small shot into big shot for his own glory.

  9. Thanks for sharing your energizing story! I thank God everyday for the 25 years I was blessed to have you, your husband and your leadership teams pour into my new walk with Jesus Christ. I have been so very blessed with my new life with Jesus Christ. sincerely, Chuck Blasick, now in Waco, Tx.

  10. Thanks for the encouragement. If I’m trying too hard then I’m blocking the holy Spirits working in the circumstances . I often have to remind myself of this.

  11. Wow! This is me!!! Your story persuade me to continue on this journey! Thanks

  12. Thank you for that message, I have always feel average myself, I am not good enough to do this or that. Now I know God has His purpose. His way is my way. God bless

  13. Wow! This article was an answer to prayer! Thank you.

  14. Pastor Joseph kangwa April 10, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Iam very touched,incouraged and blessed by your testimony that God uses the average,God bless you .

  15. Your words have surely inspired me this morning so many times I feel inadequate not enough and I feel I have nothing special to offer the world…. however now i know God created me in a unique he can use me to do his great works in amazing ways. Glory to his name forever.

  16. Kay, thank you so much for your words of encouragement. When I was reading tears came from my eyes because I identify with you.

  17. Kay, You inspire, give hope and strength to women everywhere! You’re like Mary, the mother of Jesus, how you walked alongside your son Matthew’s suffering and death… a cross no mother should ever have to bear. You’re gracious and humble, soft spoken and kind, in an unkind world. You chose joy, and shared your message to help others! Your words touched my heart more than anything. You and Rick are Saddleback! It wouldn’t be the same without you! It is the two of you together that make your church so successful and effective. Being a wife and a mother today would be near impossible without having access 24 hours a day to your videos and books! As a member of the largest religious denomination in the world….. fallen away Catholics, I’m thankful everyday for you and Rick! You are anything other than average or ordinary, Kay, and that is why Rick chose you!!! Saddleback wouldn’t be the same without you!!

  18. Thank you for your honesty! I’m thrilled it’s ok to be ordinary. Rick & yourself are such a blessing to me. Shalom

  19. I am glad to read what god have done in your life he it’s a good father, I do have a 45 years old sister living with hiv since she was 16 years old she also it’s a mother of Juan my nephew he it’s 28 years old he was born with the illness of aids or hiv the both are safe by gods grace my nephew it’s not going to church he thing he don’t need god but I think it’s because his life have being difficult and many ways please pray for them leti my sister and her son Juan de Dios Romero to god be the glory we lived here in L.A closet to downtown L.A

  20. Brandi Foxworth April 10, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Thank you for this very inspiring!

  21. Thank you for your encouraging word. It has put me somewhere, am not average

  22. Barbara Graham April 10, 2019 at 9:52 am

    This is so encouraging- thank you so much

  23. Beautiful story. Gives all us average people strength and encouragement.

  24. Alice Labranche April 10, 2019 at 9:15 am

    I don’t know where to begin. Please bare with me. I have been struggling with spiritual warfare. I am a born again Christian for 5 years. My home church is Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos. For 3 years, I started Bible Study 5 years ago. Former Catholic. Always have had a personal relationship with Jesus. I so identified with your message. I have always felt just ordinary, not gifted, not outgoing, difficulty speaking up, because I felt my words were not good enough. Through His grace for me I’m starting to step out of my comfort zone. Not easy. Still feel inadequate. I know how Jesus loves me. Right now I’m struggling with doubt and unbelief. I know He is walking with me. I will become stronger in my faith walk. I need to trust Him. I teach bible study to two and three year olds, Community Bible Study. Never knowing the Bible growing up, I am learning along with them. I love their sweet innocence. They are like little sponges. Soaking up His pure love. God has given me the great love for children. That is His special gift to me. I am a Cuddler in the NICU at Long Beach Children’s Hospital. I serve in the nursery at Cottonwood Church.
    Did you ever have the feelings of unbelief? I should not even ask that question. Because I think we all do at some point in time. I just want to be His good and faithful servant.
    Thank you Mrs. Warren, I asked Jesus yesterday to place someone on my path, so I could just share these feelings with.
    Alice Labranche

  25. Thanks for sharing so honestly. It’s very encouraging.

  26. Mrs. Kay! Thank you for sharing this refreshing and beautiful insight! I think a lot of us can relate to this but never recognized it within ourselves. Average is the new awesome! ;)

  27. Amazing spiritual growth, very relatable

  28. Thank you. To hear this truly helped me. I felt the same way and still struggle at time.

  29. A great article Ms. Warren- Thanks!! You relate well with many people for sure. Your ministry and husband’s has touched a lot of people.

  30. Thank you for sharing Kay. I often struggled with that feeling of needing to be exceptional at something. I am a single mom mother of two teenage girls. I am a nurse and I work two full-time jobs. I used to wake up in the morning stressed and overwhelmed. But with God‘s love filling me with the Holy Spirit every day my perception has changed. I wake up every morning listening to Pastor Rick reading the scripture and I am filled with the Holy Spirit every day. He gives me strength and contentment knowing that God chose me to be my daughters mother. I love the opportunity he gives me every day to help others in my job. That god made me to do these things that is exceptional.

    He has also taught me to take time for myself. I now have a Sabbath and I’ve cut back at work. I learn every day from God’s love about being the person he made me to be.

  31. Michele Cutrone April 10, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Thank you for sharing this today – just what I needed to hear. I too am an ordinary girl, but I’m learning to depend on God’s extraordinary, and creative leadership in my life daily. I’m all His!

  32. I love you Kay!

  33. Thank you Kay. Beautiful words. May God bless you always. Vivian

  34. Wow, your transparency is beyond average! Thank you for your words today!

    • How Priceless is that, God would not have allowed you to not be confirmed that it was his designing of you, as it is with all of God’s creation. We are his Masterpiece.

    • Thank you for being who God made you to be. There is hope for us too…that He will be able to use us as well.

    • Charles ‘Chuck’ Ward April 18, 2019 at 9:54 am

      Awesome I really appreciate your honesty. I have struggled with not meeting what I ‘thought’ were my earthly Dad’s Expectations. With my relationship with my Heavenly Father And Jesus and His Holy Spirit, I am learning to Trust Him more and realize that it would be much more fulfilling to please Him and that will please my earthly father.
      Thanks so much for Reaching out, I needed ur message today!!

    • Ikirezi Peninnah April 29, 2019 at 11:51 pm

      It’s so inspiring God bless u so much!

  35. Thank you for sharing. It was such a blessing and it came at the perfect timing. ❤️

  36. Kay — thank you and Rick for SO many things. Answering the Call. Wild eyed wonder and courage. Starting a church. Persisting through hard times. Loving your family. Loving your church. Managing “success” with such amazing humility and generosity. Small town Mississippi loves you two. Keep on keepin’ on …