Ozark Christian Living

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Death Denying Difference

February 1

 "... making a difference:"  Jude 22




"Has GOD ever made a difference in you?"







Mark it down, from the fall of man, GOD has been busy making a difference in the lives of HIS creation.  Were it not for GOD'S divine intervention, every soul would burn forever in Hell ... but JESUS CHRIST made a difference that dark day on Calvary.  I was once dead in trespasses and sin against Holy GOD; but HIS SPIRIT came in blessed conviction one July night, and made a difference.  Each day I awake yet lashed to this body of death and reach for HIS Word, that it might make a difference.  Oh the sweetness of Christian kinship when I am tired or discouraged, which comes along beside me, making a difference.  All of these differences, and more of course, are reactive on my part in response to the proactive grace of our FATHER. 

Here though, Jude compels us who have received this precious grace of difference to enjoin the greater joy of giving ... to join the proactive grace team of GOD.  JESUS, in sending out HIS disciples to make a difference exhorts: "And as ye go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand.  heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give." 

In a world of dead and dying, the question begs: Has GOD ever made a difference in you?  Is our world a different place in regard to righteousness because of you?  If yes, are you making a difference for GOD in others?  Are you right now, making a difference in your family? ... your community? ... HIS Church?  Who will be different when Eternity dawns, because you were there to make it so on HIS behalf in their lives?

"Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins."

For Love of Country
Robert E. Lee; 1807-1870
(General of the Confederate Army)
"I pray that our merciful FATHER in Heaven may protect and direct us.  In that case I fear no odds and no numbers."

May 31, 1863
On the eve of a campaign
by the Army of Northern Virginia

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