Moving after living in the same house for 15 years is very confronting. While we have found no skeletons in the closets, we have found everything from lost treasures to absolute junk. How does a life collect so many unneeded accessories? Then it hits me how so many lost treasures and piles of junk must remain in the recesses of my soul. Times such as Lent are great opportunities for self-inventory. The biblically based disciplines of the faith lead us to discovery and freedom. Gracious God, thank You for leading me through a process of revelation and cleansing.
“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.