Determined to Make a Difference

Scripture:  I Corinthians 2:2 -  For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

John Vassar, the great soul winner, was going house to house distributing tracts and talking to people about their souls.  One woman said “If he comes to my house, he will get the door slammed in his face.” Not knowing this, the next day he knocked on her door. She indeed slammed the door in his face.  John Vassar sat on her doorstep and sang: “But drops of grief can ne’er repay the debt of love I owe. Here Lord I give myself away; tis all that I can do.”
The woman was convicted that she was a sinner, opened the door and Mr. Vassar led her to Christ. We never know the circumstances that God has prepared for us to be instruments of leading others to Christ or sharing words of hope. Yes, we may plant and or water, but God alone gives the increase. To make a difference, we must be different.  Jesus chose 12 disciples, yet only 11 chose to be different as their hearts were changed by His love. At this moment, we are as close to the Lord as we want to be. To know Him deeper, we many times are not willing to pay the price so we settle for a less demanding Christian walk.

When is the last time you gave a tract that was refused? Did you still pray for their soul? When was the last time you talked about Jesus and things got really quiet?  Did you still share the Good News and prayed for their soul? When was the last time you could have shared words of hope or encouragement, but you kept quiet? There will always be opportunities to make Him known, and many times when we least expect it. May we be more determined to make a difference because of the difference He has made in us to make through us. He is coming soon.

Prayer:  Lord, I know that my heart is not always in a place to want to make You known. Please forgive me and help me to see this dying world from Your perspective and want to share the Good News of Your salvation and offer words of hope through our Lord Jesus Christ.

(by Cheryl Torain)






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