Changing the World

Today my friend Jesse Smith posted something very thought-provoking on his facebook that I wanted to share here: “I think there are many Christians who don’t actually believe that Jesus was physically raised from the dead. If people really believed that, wouldn’t it have a dramatic effect on their actions? If you believed that same power empowered you, wouldn’t you realize you could literally change the world?”

Changing the world. I’ve always said I wanted to do it, but have I ever really believed that an invisible college student could make a lasting difference? Because if I believe that I am capable of changing the world, why am I not doing it? I think we forget that the power of God can and does override the limitations of our humanity. Somewhere along the way we have begun to doubt His ability to accomplish the impossible through us. We all memorized “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” in, like, first grade, but has it become meaningless recitation? Or is there truth and power in those words that becomes lost in our lack of complete trust in God?

I think it’s time for all of us to get down on our knees and beg God for a faith that moves mountains. Or better yet, get up off your knees and stand on your feet prepared for action. Because when you pray in faith, you need to be ready for something to happen. Something like…changing the world.

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