A Life of Impact

April 29, 2013

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. Ephesians 1:18-19a

Don’t ever think that your position in life is unimportant. As Christians, we are called to be ambassadors—temporarily stationed here on earth to represent who Jesus Christ is. And, as official representatives sent to do His business, we are fully backed by all the power and resource of heaven.

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20

As a pastor I sometimes find people obsessed with trying to find their “ministry.” But the most significant mentors in my life are not people who tried to conjure up a ministry. Instead, they followed the general commissions of Scripture and stepped out in obedience and faith and watched God do great and remarkable things through them.

Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

The world doesn’t need religious zombies and it doesn’t need people trying too hard to fit in and be relevant. The world needs real Christians who are compelled and controlled by the love of God. We have God’s provision at our disposal, not to enable a lopsided spiritual routine, but so that every aspect of our lives—spirit, soul, and body—will translate into accomplishment and impact.

Trust God for big things!
Pastor Jeff

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