Does Jesus still do it? Doe he still use ordinary people, like us, to change the world? The answer to that question, is found in Max Lucado’s Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference, and the answer is yes. Working through the book of Acts, Max lays out how God uses regular everyday people to make a big difference in our world.
And our world needs someone to make a big difference. Max writes,
These are devastating times: 1.75 billion people are desperately poor, 1 billion are hungry, millions are trafficked in slavery, and pandemic diseases are gouging entire nations. Each year nearly 2 million children are exploited in the global sex trade. And in the five minutes it took you to read these pages, almost ninety children died of preventable diseases. More than half of all Africans do not have access to modern health facilities. As a result, 10 million of them die each year from diarrhea, acute respiratory illness, malaria, and measles. Many of those deaths could be prevented by one shot.
Sobering. Our world is in great need. Again, our world needs someone to make a big difference. The lesson learned from Outlive Your Life is that God wants to use average people, like you and me, to make a dent in these problems. The question is, will we let him use us?
If your looking for a great read that will challenge you to do more with your life, I would recommend this book. If you’re interested in picking up a copy you can buy it here from Christian Book Distributors, or here from Amazon.
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