Does it truly make a difference?
Does it truly make a difference when...
...I talk to the person at the drive-thru about the weather?
...I let a car in front of me that seems to be in a hurry?
...I listen to a store clerk talk about how much her back hurts?
...I hold the door open for someone else (or teach my children to)?
...I put the grocery cart in the spot it belongs?
...I refuse to talk or text on my cell phone when I'm in someone else's company?
...I take the time to tell someone thank-you?
...I get off the computer and play on the floor with my kids?
...I occasionally serve somewhere I'm needed instead of somewhere I'm gifted?
...I pray for someone's pet or for a neighbor's house to sale?
...I choose silence instead of a comeback or opinion?
...I applaud someone else who is in the spotlight I'd like to be in myself?
...I tell someone "You did a great job today"?
...I tell someone the truth in love?
...I examine my priorities and my choices?
...I say "you" in a conversation more than I say "I"?
What do you think makes a difference for the kingdom? Or not?
James 3:13-18 (NIV)
"Who is wise and understanding among you?
Let him show it by his good life,
by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.""In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
By His grace, through the power and leading of His Holy Spirit, let's live God large by letting Him reign in the small. In doing so, He can truly make a difference.