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Sunday
Apr152012

The Power Of One

God has the wonderful habit of taking ordinary people like you and me and doing extra-ordinary things. Biblical history is loaded with examples of ONE person who invested whatever ability they had and watched what God did. The boy with two loves and five fishes is a classic example of this. Did he ever have a story to tell when he got home later that day! 

The greatest ability is availability.

How many people were chosen by God to step up to the plate, confront Pharaoh and lead the children of Israel out of Egypt?  ONE…Moses!

How many people were chosen to prepare the way for the coming of Jesus? ONE…John the Baptist!

How many people got a burden for the city of Jerusalem and played a vital role in getting it rebuilt? ONE…Nehemiah!

How many people did Jesus give the “You must be born again” message to? ONE…Nicodemus!

How many people did God pick to save the nation from disaster? ONE…Esther!

In Joshua 10:14 we read, “There had never been such a day before, and there has never been another since, when the Lord stopped the sun and the moon—all because of the prayer of ONE man.” The Living Bible

Yes, you and God make a majority. Eleanor Roosevelt said, “It is better to light ONE candle than to curse the darkness.”

In history many significant political events hung on ONE vote…

In 1845, ONE vote brought the state of Texas into the union

In 1776, ONE vote decided that English would be our language

In 1645, ONE vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England

Did you know that in 1923, ONE vote gave Adolph Hitler control of the Nazi Party?

Oh, the power of one…YOU. You can make a difference…a significant difference.

Start where you are

Use what you have

Do what you can as you are empowered by Him

Jesus will honor your attempts, as you trust Him

Yes, you can make a huge difference. The question is: will you? Will you go for it, invest your God-given talents, cut your anchor, repent.  Get out of your comfort zone and see what He will do!



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