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4 Ways to Make History

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His bold shirt immediately caught my attention. He was patiently waiting in the long Customs line at the port. We’d both just returned home from vacation. The crowded room was packed with travelers from all over the world, but this one man stood out.

He kind of looked like an elderly Norwegian weight lifter. He was obviously in good shape, and his bright eyes and upturned smile quietly spoke of passion and purpose.

I wanted to cut through the throng over to where he was planted and ask him about his life. “What makes your heart come alive, sir?”

I was incredibly challenged by the message his attire declared.

The black t-shirt was emblazoned with 2 simple words in neon yellow. Two words proclaiming, “My life is going to make a difference.” Two words that tipped the scales from mediocre to magnificent:

Make History

The guy in the black t-shirt was a world changer, and I wanted to join his club. I want my life to make a difference in this world.

I want to make history, not excuses.

How about you? Are you ready to change the world for Jesus? In the New Testament, we see how God used simple, uneducated men to change the course of history. They weren’t talented or super geniuses. They just allowed God to use them and followed the leading of the Holy Spirit.

If you want to “Make History,” I’ve got 4 suggestions on how you can start today right where you are…

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4 Ways to Persevere When You Face Opposition

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In the last month, we’ve watched on TV as our new president took the oath of office in the midst of an environment filled with discord. Protestors took to the streets to voice their displeasure with the current state of affairs in our nation. The anger and divisiveness is frankly quite scary. We have people standing firm on three different platforms – liberal, conservative, and completely indifferent.

I must confess that I don’t stand on any of these platforms. My peace and stability are not impacted by who is in the White House. I serve the King of Kings, and He is always on the throne. If I am going to march for anyone, I want to march for Jesus. But, I am finding that the banner under which I stand has increasingly become viewed as polarizing. Those who stand for Jesus seem to face more and more opposition in our world.

How can I reach those who oppose the Truth? How can I share the Good News with those who aren’t willing to listen because they are too busy fighting for the here and now when they should be focused on their eternal destiny?

The truth is that those who carry the Light have always faced opposition. All I need to do is open up my Bible and see how those who have gone before me stood strong in troubled times…

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Being Politically Right is Not About Me

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Facebook is a scary place this November in this 2016 post-election season. The Trump-ers are blowing their horns loud and proud. They are on the winning team, and they think they know best. But, the Clinton Crew are not going quietly either. They’ve adopted the hashtag #NotMyPresident, and they are taking their anger and unhappiness to the streets in protest.

I think I’ve unfollowed like a million angry politically loud friends on social media this year. I just can’t handle the noise.

Why can’t we just learn to listen to one another and realize that no one in the White House is going to make things right?

We live in a broken world, and only God can redeem and restore us. He alone can uproot the seeds of sin and death that our willful, disobedient choices have planted.  Only God can unite and heal what seems completely broken and divided.

As we look toward the next four years, what exactly is my role as a Daughter of the King in the midst of a disruptive, captive land? My job is not to prove how right I am. I am not here to be the Holy Spirit and convict the hearts of men….

 

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5 Ways to be a Missionary without Leaving Your House

 

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Over the last 5 years or so, our family has faced a great deal of adversity.  We’ve cared for sick loved ones.  We’ve battled unexpected health issues.  We’ve lost a baby.

Sometimes life is hard.  During seasons of adversity, it’s wise to hunker down at home and slow down the pace of life.  You can’t serve the body well if your home front is bleeding and bruised.

However, that doesn’t mean that your calling to tell the world about Jesus is on hold.  It just means that your battleground has changed.  Instead of going out into the world to reach the lost, your home becomes a display case for God’s glory to shine.  How you respond to adversity may speak the Truth louder than a Gospel tract or sermon.

The world is watching.  How will you use your valley season to spread the Good News?  As you press into Jesus as a family, there will be several opportunities to share….

 

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5 Ways to Live Out Biblical Reconciliation

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How are you doing? I bet like me you are just plain weary and overwhelmingly sad. The world has gone mad over the last month or so. Violence and hatred seem to be here to stay, and I am scared to turn on the news. I am even more scared to leave my house. I no longer feel safe at soccer games or movie theaters or my favorite restaurant.

If I allow my thoughts to linger on the dark events in this broken world, I will live a life rooted in fear and doubt. But, I know that God has not given me a spirit of fear. He has given me a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind. He has empowered me with His Holy Spirit to go out into all the world and share the Good News.
The Good News is still available and accessible. No one can rob me of my peace with God, and I must share of the hope that is within me.

Yet, I must acknowledge that we are battling major strongholds. We face prejudice and injustice. We are fighting spiritual blindness and apathy.

Our nation desperately needs reconciliation. But, reconciliation is not merely coming to a greater understanding and living in mutual harmony as citizens of earth. True reconciliation is a transforming work of the Spirit of God that is only made possible by the resurrection power of Christ who laid His life down on the cross to make a bridge for us to pass from death to life.

I am called to be God’s ambassador of reconciliation. Mending what is broken must start with me. I must live a transformed life that points those in need of restoration to the One who truly sets us free…

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