Tuesday, June 1, 2010

leaving a mark on others

John 2:22
(NASB) --- So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.

 

Jesus left marks and made memories in the lives of many people as he met them face to face in his short life of 33 years.  Throughout our lives people have left marks on us.  Family members, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers and so many others have helped to make memories in our lives.

 

What awesome understanding I get to see the marks that god has made on my life.  The verse above reminds us that Jesus has not only lived and died for us, but the things He did and said had huge meaning.  He lived and died with purpose.

 

We must live and die with purpose.  Those men and women who gave their lives for our freedom here in America are a treasure to each of us.  How are we living now to be a treasure for others?

 

Last week I met some new friends, and as I have been praying for some of them I prayed that God would allow me to leave a mark for Him in their lives.  I think back to the people who have left so many marks on my life.  I will never ever be the same.

 

Sunday one of our mission teams leaves for Flatwoods, West Virginia.  In my mind are so many mission trips from the past that have left marks and relationships in my life.  There is no telling how many lives have been changed, how many people will be in heaven simply because we stood up for Jesus.  Does that make sense?

 

What are you going to do this Summer to leave a mark on someone else's life for Jesus?  It doesn't cost you much.  But it does cost.  It means you and I get out of the way and let Jesus have center stage.  Lets leave a mark on those we meet for Jesus.

 

Proverbs 10:7
(NASB) --- The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.

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