Wednesday, January 15, 2014

THE DAY TO DAY

I had a sweet young friend make a comment recently that she wants to do something really big---life changing--world altering.  She wants there to be more than getting through each day--she wants more.  A noble--profound desire which perhaps most of us have shared at some point in our life.  I am thankful that she started the wheels turning and gave me pause for introspection.


How many of us will be a Billy Graham, Mother Theresa, Chris Tomlin, Beth Moore, Brennan Manning, A.W. Tozer, and the long list of those great icons of the faith?  How many of us will have notable--timeless impact on this world that we live in?  What will our legacy be---what will be said about us at the end---what will we leave behind?




Each of those named above--did not begin with the notion of doing great things--they began with a dream, a talent, saw a need---something was in front of them and they worked to address that need--on that particular day.  Their greatness started in the normality of a day of their life.  Writing begins with penning one sentence.  Sermons begin with statements of faith.  Songs are written while playing a few notes on an instrument.  Souls are saved--one at a time.   The sick and poor are helped one at a time.  It all starts by acting on the one thing, the one need, the one soul---on a particular day---with no thought of greatness or life and world changing.  The greatness--the life and world changing--that is the by-product of playing one note, giving one sermon, writing one paragraph, nursing one poor sick person--it all starts with one.  Your greatness--is in living well--each and every day.  What more beautiful legacy than to have those that are your nearest and dearest and know you well remember your living life to the fullest -- one step at a time.




Our challenge in our day to day world is to treat each and every thing God places in our path as if it will indeed have a profound effect on that person and the world.  With each need we see before us, we give ourselves in service without thought---then we are changing the world--making a difference--leaving a legacy----One Step At A Time!



"Whatever you do, do it with all your heart, as for the Lord, and not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward."
Colossians 3:23-24

1 comment:

  1. That is beautiful! We are world changers because we are being obedient in what He asked us to do! That is all that is required! Keep sharing!

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