Each One Reach One
Drivers of horse-drawn carriages sometimes put blinders on their horses so they don’t get frightened by distractions along the street. These blinders limit the sight of the horses. You and I put on blinders when we limit ourselves. We put on blinders by saying, "I’m just one person, what difference can I make?" We put limits on ourselves, and so we accomplish nothing.
If you’re going to make a difference in the world, you need to break free from your limitations. When you’re tempted to say,"I could never do that", you limit yourself. You need to take the word “can’t” out of your vocabulary.
The nineteenth century English writer Sydney Sheldon said that "It’s the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can." Mother Teresa said, "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."
Take the blinders off. Break free from your limitations. Expand your horizons. Realize your God-given potential. Dream big and trust God for the faith and courage to do great things. Believe that you can make the world a better place.
Florence Nightingale is remembered as the founder of modern nursing. Although Florence Nightingale grew up in a wealthy family, her wealth did not bring happiness. She felt empty and unfulfilled. One day while sitting in her parent's garden, she felt God's call to serve him by helping those less fortunate. In spite of her parent's objections, Florence Nightingale trained to become a nurse. The Crimean War began and Florence heard news of the horrific conditions in military field hospitals—-hospitals where the wounded often died from their injuries. So she volunteered to go to where the war was raging in Turkey to work as a nurse where she cared for the wounded and dying. After the war, Florence Nightingale made it her life's mission to reform hospitals and to improve the treatment of soldiers.
Florence Nightingale was only one person, yet she changed the way the nursing and hospitals are run today. You're only one person, but you can make a difference. You can make an impact. You can't help everyone, but you can help at least one person. You can't reach the billions who need Jesus, but you can reach at least one person who needs Jesus. We can't reach people in our own strength, but in the power of God we can do great things. The Bible says:
[God] is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us (Ephesians 3:20).1
Trusting Jesus to help me reach the lost,
Pastor Steve Lorenz
June 30th, 2017
1Ephesians 3:20; THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. All other references to the Bible are from the NIV.
National Back-to-Church Sunday, September 17th
Join us for a free picnic lunch at 12noon. Everyone is invited.
Weekly and monthly activities
Praise Team rehearsal
Sunday morning worship service - 10:45a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting
Tuesday Ladies Bible Study
God is at work
Despite the rain, we had several people from the church help out at our booth for Cedar Lane Family Festival Memorial Day outreach. Thanks to everyone who showed up. God is good!