80s Christian Metal Blessings,
Hey man, Pastor Brad here with another MASSIVELY POWERFUL & ENCOURAGING word from GOD’S WORD to share with you! You’re gonna dig this, I promise! BUT FIRST...
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I continue to work on the CHRISTMAS METAL EXPERIENCE--This week I’m trying to finish up the eBook that goes with the five-night video series (Nov. 21-25). Next week I hope to begin filming the episodes---I’m doing my best to make this fun, entertaining, edifying and just all-around awesome for you! Please pray for God’s blessing on all of it, thanks! More details coming soon!
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Onward to another good word from GOD’S WORD!
YOU ARE INFLUENTIAL!
You are more influential than you even realize. You have no idea how one conversation, one word of encouragement, or one expression of love from you--at work, home, church, online, etc., might change someone’s life.
HEY DAD’S ---It’s Father’s Day Weekend, right? I love being a dad! When our kids, Kara & Josh little I was the “play dad”. The three of us played together all the time. We played tag, rode bikes & scooters, went to parks, swimming, etc. We BONDED through play, as we laughed, cried, got mad, or pouted (when we didn’t get our way)… learned how to “walk it off” when we fell down and got a boo-boo… hugged and said “I’m sorry” when we messed up, learned how to be a good loser when we lost and a good winner when we won, etc. Looking back on it, I’m so thankful for the INFLUENCE I was able to have on my kids--just by playing with them!
You are an Influencer--more than you even realize!
Here’s how Jesus said it.
Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV) “You are the salt of the earth. (salt adds flavor, heals things that are infected and preserves things and keeps them from spoiling!) 14You are the light of the world (Light creates hope, joy, purpose, clarity and perspective). A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Neither SALT nor LIGHT TRY to be salty or bright influencers. They just ARE influencers.
Jesus never asked us to please TRY REALLY HARD to be salt or light.
He just said, “You ARE salt and light in this world.”
You don’t need to stress about “how to be salty or bright. Just wake up and say, “Lord, I want to love & honor you with my attitude, words and actions today!” and bam, you will be an influencer wherever you go--I promise!
You may not be consciously aware of your influence, but God will use you for His glory as you honor Him with your life.
Think about this…
I want to tell you who INFLUENCED this message that I’m writing right now.
It starts with mom and dad who taught me about Jesus from birth. Next, I remember lying in bed at my Grandma Rachel’s memorizing my first of many bible verses, Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Then there was Chuck and Beaulla Miller, my 3rd Grade Sunday School teachers who taught me about the Good Samaritan and what it means to love our neighbor as ourselves. Also remember Sandy Duncan one year in VBS teaching me the song, “Jesus Loves Me.” I could go on and on… through my entire life. God has used, literally, THOUSANDS of people to INFLUENCE me toward Christ---MOST of them have no idea about the impact they made.
YOU are an influencer. You--just loving & honoring Jesus with your life--are more influential than you even realize. You have no idea how one conversation, one word of encouragement, or one expression of love from you may have changed someone’s life today.
TRUTH: “Influence isn’t always obvious. It’s almost never instant, and just because you don’t see a harvest, doesn’t mean that your seed didn’t take root.”
Friend, embrace it. Don’t shy away from it.
You are an influencer.
The cool thing is you don’t have to freak out about how, or when you’re gonna INFLUENCE. You only have to focus on ONE thing: honoring Jesus. If you stay focused on that--HE WILL SHINE THROUGH YOU--for His glory!
Philippians 2:13 (NLT) “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”
Rest in this truth--and go be you for His glory today!
80s Christian Metal Blessings,