A gentle summer rain graces my morning start. It has life giving, air cleansing, drought reversing power, yet it is soft and delicate. Big and brash are not always necessary to effect significant change. Many of life’s most powerful events are subtle: a smile, a hand on the shoulder, or a kind word. Life changing splendor can be seen in the grandeur of the Northern Lights or as simply as a in leaf drifting on the surface of a creek. Father, thank You for the reminder; Your transforming power is always at work in all things. Open my eyes to Your greatness in things both colossal and miniscule.
“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.