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What Can One Person Do?

I think you would agree with me that our world is in a mess. Selfishness, greed, lust, and hatred is being demonstrated worldwide. You look at our world and you wonder, what can be done? What can one person do?

Are you familiar with Tim Tebow? He's a professional athlete and he played college football at the University of Florida. His senior year they were playing for the National Championship. In times past Tebow had always used Philippians 4:13 as his theme verse and had actually written it on his glare protection pads and his helmet. However, for this game, God impressed him to write John 3:16. His coach Urban Myer found out about it and protested. He said to Tebow, "Everything is working great don't change a thing!" Tebow calmly said, "I need to do what the Lord is impressing me to do," so he wrote John 3:16 instead of Philippians 4:13.

During the course of the game, 94 million people Googled John 3:16; that's amazing! 94 million people were introduced or reminded of the gospel that is available through faith in Jesus Christ.  One man, Tim Tebow obeyed the Lord and 94 million people were forever influenced by his solitary commitment.

Our world is in a mess, what can one person do? The sky is the limit when that one person is totally sold out to Jesus and determined to obey Christ no matter what. You are only one person, what can one person do? Remember Tim Tebow and 94 million people, remember the influence of one devoted Christian. By the way, Florida won the National Championship.

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Contentment

Contentment

Paul wrote the following words to the church at Phillipi "I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content". The scripture tells us elsewhere "Godliness with contentment is great gain". To be content, to be satisfied with our circumstances is an admirable trait. As I write this article, I am in the house of my former pastor. He is at this point in time basically bed-fast. He is having difficulty swallowing so he is now on a feeding tube.

Yet, he tells me, "God has been good - I am blessed". What's the secret to having and maintaining that attitude, an attitude of genuine contentment? First of all a deep abiding trust in God and in Christ. Believing and knowing that God is good. That He has a plan, That He is bringing everything to an expected end.

Secondly, a real dependency on Christ. Paul also wrote, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Paul knew how essential it was in all circumstances to rely on Christ and in Christ. Through Christ, we find the strength to do whatever He asks and to do it joyfully. To maintain our ministry and to continue serving the Lord no matter what our circumstances may be knowing full well when this age is over we will spend eternity with Him.

Contentment, it's a marvelous trait and one not many people really possess. Let's be like Paul, learn to be content, God loves us, he has everything under control and His strength will be sufficient for whatever we face.

It's a lesson I am learning and a lesson my former pastor has reaffirmed for me.

Yours in Christ's Service,
Pastor Mike Hensley

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