A couple was walking down the beach when they saw a man dancing in the sand up ahead of them. As they approached him, they realized he wasn’t dancing at all. Instead, he was picking up starfish that had washed up on the beach, and was throwing them back into the sea. They called out to the man…
“You know, there are thousands of starfish here? You’ll never be able to rescue them all. It’s not going to make a difference!”
Without looking up, the man reached down, picked up another starfish, and threw it into the surf.
“It made a difference to that one,” he replied.
When we see the problems facing our country and the world, it is easy to lose hope. Jesus even said, “In this world you will have trouble…”
But then He said (and I can see Him smile as He replied)…
“Cheer up! I have overcome the world!”
“But the world is so big,” you may be saying. “Where do I start?”
Look down at your feet, and then out from your feet 5 yards in each direction. Do this multiple times a day (constantly is good), and every time you do, realize that the area you see is your mission field at that moment. Pick someone you know, or maybe even a complete stranger, and make a positive difference in their life today.
Question: “How do you change a world that needs Jesus?”
Answer: “One heart at a time.”
On a related note…
As you read this, we have a mission team from Abba’s House on it’s way to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to spend a week ministering to the people that live there. We are believing for great things for the team and the people they minister to. Please pray for safety, favor, and open lines of communication to hearts hungry for the love of Jesus.
If you would like to keep up with the team, you can follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/abbashousemissions