“Make A Difference”

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.” Acts 10:38

One of the central truths of this scripture is that Jesus made a difference wherever He went. When Jesus passed by, nothing remained the same. His life made an impact on those around Him.

I remember the story of the woman with the issue of blood. Her life had fallen apart. Illness left her physically and financially bankrupt. She resigned herself to living the rest of her life in pain, suffering and rejection, however, one day Jesus passed through her village. She heard the testimonies from others about this man from Galilee and the miracles of healing that he performed. With a crowd of people around him, Jesus passed her way. The desperate woman mustered all the strength she could and pushed her way through the crowds. The only thing she was able to do was to grab the hem of his garment. She came to Jesus as a sick, hopeless, desperate individual, but when she touched the hem of his garment something happened to her life. She was healed. She went home to her family a different woman because, she came in contact with the one who made a difference in people’s lives.

As you read the gospels, you will find that Jesus made a difference in the lives of people. I challenge you to follow the example of Jesus and make a difference! Live a life that will make a difference in your community, family, job, and church.
 
Don’t sit around and complain about what is wrong with America, but go out and make a difference. Don’t complain about what’s happening on the job or in church, but be the instrument of change to make a difference. Rise above status quo and mediocrity and do your best to be and do what God wants you to do. God did not call you to settle comfortably within yourself and pass through life without making a difference, but God called you to be the instrument of change. Don’t wait for someone else to change or for your situation to change, but be determined to change the things that you can, and for God to change the things you cannot.

Do you desire to make a difference in your church? Don’t wait for someone else to catch the burden, because they may never, but be determined that if God wants to use you, you are willing to make a difference.

How can you make a difference? Touch those around you with God’s love. Be an example of God’s grace and mercy. Love your neighbor as yourself and do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Remember, everyone can do something. Be a dreamer, and believe God to use you to make a difference.

Until then, let us continue. . . Changing Lives for Eternity!

With Love,
Pastor Terry & Tina Richard