Oh magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together! -Psalm 34:3
When I think of words that have a big emphasis, one of the words that comes to mind is the word IMPACT. Many Christians have a desire to be used of the Lord to make an impact in God’s Kingdom. How do we do this? I suggest the best way to make an impact for the Kingdom is to be consistently obedient in the everyday smaller things over a life time.
Simply by saying encouraging words about God’s love and His faithfulness to an acquaintance. By teaching that Sunday School class week after week. By tithing and explaining to your children why you tithe. By preaching his word faithfully Sunday after Sunday regardless of how large or small the congregation is. These are things that add up over a lifetime to make a huge impact for the Kingdom.
God uses little things to make His impact. If we do this day after day, year after year, and decade after decade, then all of the seemingly little things accumulated over a lifetime make a huge impact!
Yes, there may be times of fast numerical growth, a wonderful building program or other big events that do happen, but they are a result of all of the little things that work together to bring about big differences.
So, if you want to be used in an impacting way, then walk with Him, obey his word and be faithful all the days of your life. Then one day you can look back over the years and have the realization that he was faithful and truly did do great and mighty things!
-Gary Odom, Hispanic Church Plant Strategist, Buncombe Baptist Association