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Simple Obedience

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How can one person change the world? Honestly, one person alone can’t. But one person doing their part as a member of the larger body of Christ makes a mighty difference.

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And that which I can do, by the grace of God, I will do.”
— D.L. Moody

Imagine what we could accomplish for Christ if we were all doing our part?

We are the body of Christ, one no more important than the other, and we’re stronger together. We are the royal family! We are part of the kingdom of God. We needn’t wear a crown of jewels to set us apart from the world. We are already different, bejeweled with God’s grace and mercy that, because of his love for us and in us, we are able to bestow on others. As ambassadors for Christ, how we respond to others should look different. We should kiss the baby, shake the hand, pose for the pictures. (OK, maybe not that far, but you get the point.) We are to act as though we are royal! We don’t need to live in a palace here on earth to be considered royalty. Our palace awaits us in heaven. For now, though, we are passing through part of the worldly realm, here on mission from God himself to win back the hearts of man to the kingdom of God. Our world has been living separate from God too long. It’s time we fight for Christ and all that he has done for us. It’s time his sacrifice was not in vain, time that we all agree it meant something. It means something. Don’t worry what others say or think. Just keep serving your King. Spread the message he’s written in your soul. Be the light in the darkness, pull others close, hold them tight and don’t let go.

Don’t let Satan trip you up and convince you that you’re not strong enough or worthy enough. Don’t let your past make you feel like you aren’t deserving of the call. Don’t be caught up in the what wasn’t or the who didn’t so much that you become an if-only-I-coulda kind of person. Satan doesn’t want you to finish whatever race God has set before you. He wants you to quit. Don’t do it.

And know that you don’t need a huge platform or lots of money to make a difference. Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that make the biggest impacts.

“Extraordinary acts of God often start with ordinary acts of obedience.”
— Randy Wade, 12/10/2017

So, let’s be obedient to God’s call on our lives, and let’s start where we are, one decision at a time.

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