Not So Average Joe


The Bible is filled with “average” Joes called to do God’s not so average work. Everyday people from a teenage girl, Mary to carry His son. To a carpenter, Joseph to be His earthly father. To shepherds being the first to be told of our Savior’s birth.  Even in the Old Testament with Moses, Noah and David – all “average” people but all called by God. The list goes on and on.

God uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways for His glory.

We are all children of God and God has given us all unique gifts, talents or abilities. We are encouraged by the Bible, seeing essentially unknown, average, even broken people transformed by His grace into a “somebody” to accomplish His will.

There’s really no such thing as an “Average Joe”.

What are your God given gifts, talents or abilities?  How can you humbly use them to further His kingdom on earth and touch the lives of His people, your brothers and sisters, in extraordinary ways?

Not So Average Joe is:

Joe Ruoto, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. After graduation he moved to Nashville and worked for country artists Steve Wariner and Wynonna Judd before relocating to Virginia. As a guitarist and vocalist, he leads the Vision of Hope UMC‘s Praise Team in providing dynamic worship for their Sunday Decaffeinated Contemporary Services.