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history makers.

Today, this will speak to a specific group of people.

You know who you are.

These are the 25-30 somethings. Those who rode the wave of church meetings, events, and sermons when being a history maker was at its pinnacle.

Please don’t misunderstand. I know the Bible is very clear about our influence and impact on the world. We are truly lights to a dark world.

But there isn’t enough room on the stage for everyone.

I won’t apologize for always seeing the one no one else is noticing. Either they didn’t have the tenacity they were supposed to have or they didn’t have the commitment they were supposed to have (as defined by those who define such things), they got lost in the shuffle.

I love, love, love how Jesus always saw the one who was lost in the shuffle. See, those who have “made it” automatically think they did it right and so should you. They become the definers, the judges and jury, by very virtue of their attainment, of who is acceptable and who is not.

And so the lost-in-the-shuffles are further discouraged because they were not picked.

I am here to tell you this: God picks you.

The meetings, the conferences, the events – they all went too far. The history maker theme seemed to carve out a select few. If you didn’t fit the description, well then, were you a true history maker?

Were you trying hard enough?

Were you doing all the right things?

Seems contrary to the gospel.

Yes, you were and still are a history maker. The fumbling over the right words to tell your co-worker about your faith, the flowers you picked for your neighbor, the compliment you gave the cashier …  is the cup of water Jesus spoke about.

When no one else noticed it, God did.

And that is all that matters.

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a cup of water.

Sometimes, giving out of your pain seems unattainable. That’s because you are looking to do great things.

Did you know that Jesus said the least in the kingdom is the greatest? We often look for the biggest and brightest and best of everything – when God almost always picks the smallest, and dimmest, and the least of everything.

Jesus was born in a barn. Not a castle.

Your giving can be useless and small in your eyes, but it’s a sacrifice God takes note of.

And you know something? It seems to be the secret to soothing your hurting heart.

   Photo courtesy: igorms / Foter / CC BY-NC              

small things.

Sometimes, giving out of your pain seems unattainable. That’s because you are looking to do great things.

Did you know that Jesus said the least in the kingdom is the greatest? In other words, we often look for the biggest and brightest and best of everything – when God almost always picks the smallest, and dimmest, and the least of everything.

Jesus was born in a barn. Not a castle.

Your giving can be useless and small in your eyes, but it’s a sacrifice God takes note of.

And you know something? It seems to be the secret to soothing your hurting heart.

                   I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not

lose his reward.

-The Bible

Photo courtesy: igorms / Foter / CC BY-NC

give.

Sometimes, giving out of your pain seems unattainable. That’s because you are looking to do something big.

Did you know that Jesus said the least in the kingdom is the greatest? In other words, we often look for the biggest and brightest and best of everything – when God almost always picks the smallest, and dimmest, and the least of everything.

Jesus was born in a barn. Not a castle.

Your giving can be useless and small in your eyes, but it’s a sacrifice God takes note of.

And you know something? It seems to be the secret to soothing your hurting heart — giving of yourself even when you’re sad.

water

And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones … truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.

-The Bible

a cup of water.

Sometimes, giving out of your pain seems unattainable. That’s because you are looking to do great things.

Did you know that Jesus said the least in the kingdom is the greatest? In other words, we often look for the biggest and brightest and best of everything – when God almost always picks the smallest, and dimmest, and the least of everything.

Jesus was born in a barn. Not a castle.

Your giving can be useless and small in your eyes, but it’s a sacrifice God takes note of.

And you know something? It seems to be the secret to soothing your hurting heart.

                   I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not

lose his reward.

-The Bible

Photo courtesy: igorms / Foter / CC BY-NC