Everyone needs to be reminded that God creates us with a calling for each of our lives. Everyone is given gifts that need to be shared with the world.
You can be an agent of change in our world. You can empower anyone, no matter what age, to make a change in their life and to follow God’s call.next >
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?
Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully.
They will receive blessing from the Lord, and vindication from the God of their salvation.
Such is the company of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.
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What kind of life inspires others? What kind of life “makes God look good?” In essence, that is the question in today’s passage. We are told that we should do things for the right reasons, honor truth, and not be deceitful. Those instructions seem simple, yet it is becoming more difficult to live that way. In a world where people only look out for themselves, it is not easy to live an inspirational life. In a world where gossip and "unnamed sources" are the norm, it is not easy to live a life that changes others’ lives. In a world where cheating and “doing whatever you must” is acceptable, it is not easy to stand above the crowd.
What impact does your life have on others? Does your life draw others toward God? Are you willing to live in a way that is different so that others may experience the love and acceptance of God? Your life CAN make a difference!
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God, as others see my life today, help me to be an example. Help me make decisions today that will cause others to notice your presence in my life. Amen.next >
It is easy to feel that we are not inspirational to others. However, each day we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to be agents of inspiration and change in the lives of others. How have you been empowered by the Holy Spirit to inspire someone else? How can you make a difference in the world today?
You have the gifts, the ability and the Spirit of the Living God to inspire others.
Go! Be! Inspire!
Dale Tadlock is the associate pastor and minister to young adults and students at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, Virginia. He is currently serving as president of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Youth Ministry Network. He is married to Laura and they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Lindsay.
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