Will I Make a Difference?
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing."1
On a recent Saturday night Joy and I were enjoying listening to gospel music and heard the Oakridge Boys singing; "Did I Make a Difference?" The lyrics were tremendously challenging. Following are some of these:
"I'm caught up in the push and shove / The daily grind, burning time, spinning wheels / I wonder what I'm doing here / Day to day, year to year, standing still ...
I can't help but ask myself when I lay down at night:
"Did I make a difference in somebody's life? / What hurts did I heal? What wrongs did I right? / Did I raise my voice in defense of the truth? / Did I lend my hand to the destitute? / When my race is run, when my song is sung / Will I have to wonder, did I make a difference? / Did I make a difference?"
The good news is that you and I, especially working together, can make a tremendous difference. Every weekday of the year, via Daily Encounter, ACTS is communicating a message from God’s Word, including the gospel, to well over a third-of-a-million worldwide subscribers. Thousands more are being reached via ACTS web pages and Weekend Encounter. As the stats show, on average, people from 194 countries and territories visit ACTS web pages every month! Best of all, since going online in 1998, ACTS has received 41,000+ salvation and re-commitment to Jesus Christ decision responses from 168 countries that we know about.
You, too, can have a vital part in this ministry and help make a difference in countless lives for all eternity. You can do this by (1) joining with us as an ACTS Prayer Partner, (2) as a People Power for Jesus Partner, or (3) as an ACTS financial supporter.
First, If you would like to be an ACTS Prayer Partner committing to pray regularly for ACTS Daily Encounter and ACTS daily gospel outreach ministry, please sign up at: http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php, or email me and tell me you would like to be an ACTS Prayer Partner.
Second, if you have an email address, you can become a missionary right from your own home by becoming a People Power for Jesus Partner. It is very simple, doesn’t cost a single cent or penny, and can help reach any friend, family member, or contact for Christ via the email and Internet. For more information go to: http://www.actsweb.org/people_power_invite.php.
Third, another vital way you can help make a major difference in hundreds of lives is by becoming a monthly Financial Supporter of ACTS gospel ministries. In the past year we lost 50% of our monthly supporters. These supporters badly need to be replaced because it is the ACTS financial supporters who make all of ACTS gospel outreach ministries possible. You can sign up to be a monthly supporter, or send a one-time donation on ACTS secure donor site at: https://actscom.com/donate.php.
Will YOU make a difference with your life? With God’s help you can!
When you and I stand before Jesus to give an account of our life, may we both hear His welcoming words: “Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Lord.”
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, I dedicate my life afresh to You today as I want my life to make a difference. Please use me in whatever way You choose to be a part of what You are doing in the world today to help win lost souls to Jesus. Please lead me in the way I should go and show me exactly what I can and should do. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus's name, amen."
1. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 (NKJV).