You Can Make a Difference!

You Can Make a Difference!

“Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.”  Psalm 2:11

Believe it or not, the Lord can use you in His work here on earth. You can be an important part in someone’s coming to Christ in salvation or a believer’s encouragement for Christian Service. Each of us can determine to “serve the Lord” as the verse tells us. As we serve, we can know that rejoicing is soon to follow.

The following story I read years ago illustrates how the Lord can use you this week for the furtherance of the Gospel and to make a difference in another person’s life!

“D. L. Moody was known as “Crazy Moody” because of his zealous approach to evangelism. He resolved to speak with at least one person each day regarding his or her relationship to Jesus Christ.  Most Christians recall at least something about this evangelist who dominated the last four decades of the nineteenth century.  When a fellow minister told him, “The world has yet to see what God will do with a man fully consecrated to him,” Moody resolved, “By the grace of God, I will be that man.”  He and Ira Sankey shook two continents for God, but what if Edward Kimball hadn’t been obedient to God on April 21, 1855?”

“On that day, Mr. Kimball led Moody to Christ. This very timid man was Moody’s Sunday School teacher at the church where Moody’s uncle forced him to attend. Mr. Kimball determined in his heart that he would go speak to his student at the shoe store in which he worked. With tears in his eyes, Kimball approached the seventeen‑year‑old shoe clerk. “I asked him to come to Christ, who loved him and who wanted his love and should have it,” said Kimball. The surprised Moody opened his heart to Christ, and thousands of lives were transformed by his forty years of ministry. Only God knows what he has planned as a result of our obedience in sharing the gospel.”  (Source Unknown)

You could be that Sunday School teacher. You could minister to another future preacher of the Gospel. Today you may be the co-worker, class-mate, leader, and witness that the Lord uses to bring another person to Christ! Just think what the Lord would do, if we wholly consecrated ourselves to serving the Lord!

Published by Pastor Steve

Steve Harness and his beautiful wife, Natalie, are blessed with three children. They have served in ministry together for nearly 20 years and have been in Wilton, NY since 2009. Pastor Steve enjoys drinking Dunkin coffee and watching the New York Yankees baseball and Memphis Grizzlies basketball. Steve has a varied ministerial education, including a Bachelor of Bible from Pensacola Christian College, a Master of Ministry from Bethany Divinity Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from Bethany. Currently, he is enrolled in the Master of Divinity (Christian Education) program at Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to pastoring the Wilton Baptist Church, he is also the principal of the Wilton Baptist Academy in Wilton, NY. He serves on the board of the New York Association of Christian Schools. Both Steve and Natalie are thankful for each opportunity the Lord has given to them, and they desire to “serve the Lord with gladness” while seeing people saved and advancing in their walk with Jesus.

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