Where I live a winter rain almost always announces a change in temperature, cold fronts push down from the north and warm fronts up from the south. Without the forecasts of specialists with sophisticated experience the coming changes are difficult to predict, but with their help preparations can be made. The same is true of spiritual progress. I am both thankful for and dependent upon those who have tread holy ground before me. Dearest Alpha and Omega, Thank You for the testimony and imparted wisdom of those who have gone before us. May our fruitfulness be worthy of their sacrifices.
“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.