We install security alarms in our cars, homes and businesses. We build fences and hire police and armies to secure our lives. However, the most dangerous instrument of harm and dissention is our tongue. Guarding my lips guards my life and the lives of others. Both life and death proceed from our mouths. Unfortunately, there is not a lip alarm; safety begins in the heart out of which the mouth speaks. Lord, You have my heart and lips; purify both.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth,”Acts 1:8 ESV. Most people would like to make an impact on the world around them, but it seems so overwhelming. Is it really? An avalanche begins with the movement of one single object; your next move may be the ignition point of something amazing. Inspired ideas launched by passionate commitment and followed by steady advances can change the trajectory of your entire future. I’ve had the privilege of being around quite a few world changers over a lifetime. Some are truly natural stars, but frankly, most are amazingly ordinary; it is their stubborn relentlessness to make something special happen that is the difference. Jesus’ disciples were simple men and women that changed their world. His true disciples still are. Lord, in Your Mercy, move my heart that I may be used to move others.