Watching World Cup matches reminds me how important self-identification is. The rules allow players with duel citizenships to choose which country they represent. Since I am born of this world, yet through spiritual rebirth, now a citizen of Heaven, I too, can choose who I represent. As I hit the field today, with whom will I identify? This is no game; my Savior came down from Heaven and identified Himself with my brokenness that I may now identify with His righteousness. Holy Father, no excuses, no equivocation, I belong to You. I am in this world but no longer of it. Help me faithfully represent.
“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.