"Impacting Many People
Always Christ Triumphs! (I.M.P.A.C.T)"
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“Jesus withdrew with his
disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed. When
they heard all he was doing, many people came to him from Judea,
Jerusalem, Idumea, and the regions across the Jordan and around Tyre and
Sidon.” (Mark 3:7-8, NIV)
I asked myself who are the
I asked myself what were the
actions of Jesus!
Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake!
Jesus was doing things that attracted people from
I asked myself what were the
actions of disciples!
The disciples followed Jesus to the lake.
I asked myself what were the
actions of crowd!
They were attentive to their surroundings and
They came to Jesus from Galilee, Judea, Jerusalem,
Idumea, Jordan, Tyre, and Sidon.
I asked myself what is the significance of
what was happening.
What Jesus was doing spread like wildfire that
people from 7 different places separated by long distance heard about it
too and came to Him. The news of all that Jesus was doing caught the
attention of a lot of people that they came to see Him. That is so cool
the impact Jesus was making because of His actions.
I saw important implications to my own life. All
these people came to Jesus for a reason and it was because of the impact
Jesus was making wherever He was. I need to do the same and become an
impact where Jesus has placed me so through my actions, people will be
drawn to Jesus. My impact would then be seeing people come to Jesus
I ask you now dear friends
what is your impact?
Dear friends, there is an impact we all make but
the question becomes is it a good impact or a bad impact. Our actions
can draw people to Jesus Christ when people hear about us or they can
make people think if this is what Christianity is all about, I don’t
want anything to do with this Jesus. People do base their decision to
come to Christ based on those they have contact with many times.
There is an expression that states, “You may be
the only Jesus they see.” In other words, our Christian life should
reflect Jesus so much that people want to come to know who this Jesus is
that has transformed and changed our life. They would be drawn to the
impact Jesus is making! Yes, they will!
You have that opportunity as the Holy Spirit leads
you to draw people to Christ through your actions. You can be used as a
vessel for the Lord to make an impact right where you are.
The Bible says that you were brought here for such
a time as this! You can be an impact where you are. If it is studying,
study for the honor and glory of the Lord. If it is preaching, preach
for the honor and glory of the Lord, etc. Anything done for the glory
and honor of the Lord will not go unnoticed.
In all this we need to remember Jesus did
everything to draw people to a relationship with God. We need to do
everything not to bring glory to ourselves but to the One who has given
Himself for us. No one ever need think that they cannot make a
difference. Jesus did and His power will work in you to make a
difference! I know His power will work in us! Amen!
May you know the power that comes from the Lord to
help you make an impact for His Kingdom knowing impacting many people
always Christ triumphs!
“Impacting Many People
Always Christ Triumphs! (I.M.P.A.C.T)/”What
is your impact?”
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you so much even when you withdrew to places,
people wanted to come to you. You were doing so many things that you had
an impact on people from all over. Thank you Jesus they heard about your
actions and came to follow you. Oh Lord help us please to make an impact
where you placed us. You Oh Lord are our God and we need you! Thank you
Lord for all your help and guidance! We rest in your care and depend on
you. Please motivate and inspire us to be vessels for your Kingdom. Help
us to draw others to you because of our own wonderful relationship with
you that others see. Those of us that do not know you as we should, help
us Lord. I know I want to know you more and more and be transformed by
your loving grace! Please forgive all our sins and cleanse us with your
precious cleansing blood. We are sorry for our sin and we are in need of
a Savior. Come Lord Jesus into my heart and be my Lord and Personal
Savior! Thank you Jesus! Lord, help me to live for you and serve you the
rest of the days of my life as you have come back to life to give me
life. Thank you Jesus and thanks that you have heard us and answered us!
In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!
If you would like to invite Jesus
Christ into your heart and make Him a daily part of your life, you can
this very moment. You will never be alone. You can claim God's promises
for you in the Bible and see them come true, before your eyes, in His
wonderful timing. You don't have to wait for a special time to come to
the Lord. You can come right now as you pray this prayer, meaning it in
You can invite the GREAT PHYSICIAN right now as you make this your prayer.
thank you for healing the paralytic after forgiving his sins. You set him
free to go home. I want to be free. I don’t know
everything about you. I still have a lot of questions. What I do know is
that you died on the cross for my sins. When it comes to sin, I am a
paralytic Oh Lord. I am infected with this deadly disease known as sin.
I am not perfect but a sinner who needs your cleansing blood to clean me
of my sin everyday. I confess to you my sin and repent of my sin. I know
you have forgiven me when you died on the cross. I want to accept that
you for shedding your cleansing precious blood for me. You were nailed
to the cross because of me. It is like I actually held the hammer and
pounded the nails so I could be free. Thank you for willingly dying for
me Jesus. Thank you for taking the shame and pain for me. Thank you for
doing that to set me free. I come to the cross and ask you for your
healing in my life. Thank you for the power of your Blood to redeem
humanity. Thank you for coming back to life to save us and give us
Eternal Life as we yield to you. Your blood can heal us where we are. I
love you Jesus. Even with my questions, I come to you now and accept you
into my heart. Please Jesus come into my heart and make my heart your
home. Give me a transfusion of change. Live in me Jesus and I will live
for you and serve you the rest of the days of my life. I thank you Jesus
for coming into my heart and making my heart your home. Thank you for
living in me Jesus. I acknowledge you now as my Lord and Personal
Savior. Please be the Lord and Savior of my life. Thank you for being my
Lord and Personal Savior Jesus and because of what you have done for me when
God looks at me, He now sees me covered in your blood and His judgment
passes over me. Thank you that you have heard my prayer and answered me.
Thank you for being with me Lord. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit.
Thank you Jesus I now belong to you and never need to be alone! You will
always be with me and have given me Salvation. In Your Name I Pray
Friend, if you have prayed this
prayer and meant it in your heart, you are a new creation in Christ and
all old things are passed away and everything has become new! You may
feel something or may not but don’t base it on feelings but base your
new life in Christ on the promises of our Savior who will never leave
you nor forsake you! Amen!
No matter what you feel in your heart,
know that Jesus has come in and resides with you! You are not alone! To
make your walk strong with the Lord, spend time in prayer talking to Him
as you would to a friend. You don’t need special words to talk to the
Lord. Spend time in His Word reading Psalms and turning them into
prayer. Next allow God to heal you and speak to you through the Gospel
of John or Gospel of
Mark before moving on to other Books of the Bible! Slowly, let the Lord
show you to which Scriptures He wants you to go to next. It is also important to be part of a body of believers to
help you grow in the faith. Find a Bible believing church that preaches
the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation proclaiming Jesus Christ our
crucified and risen Lord who brings us hope, healing, and help! But
beware of churches who do believe in the Word of God completely but
there is no freedom in Christ but legalism involved.
student, it is not too late to join a fellowship on campus too this
blessed New Year of 2008! May the Lord's presence and peace fill you with His
love now and forever! Amen!
Feel free to email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to meet to study the Bible,
pray with, talk about spiritual issues or whatever is on your mind! My
number is 412-720-4579.
"This is my
work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work
within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)
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