Monday, November 5, 2012

A Personal Reality Check

All of my family's attempts to sell our house have to this point proved fruitless.  But IF we get a buyer for our house sometime in the next couple months, we'll have been in our current house for about 7 years.

7 years.

I recently asked myself the sobering question: How much different does my neighborhood look since I've arrived?  How much different does the town of Pekin look since I've lived here?

Sadly I think I must answer: "Not much."

And even with the things that are different/better, I'm not sure that I deserve any credit.

But when the apostle Paul moved from a synagogue to a lecture hall in the city of Ephesus, the Bible says: "This continued for two years, so that all the residents of Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks." (Acts 19:10)

Think Ephesus looked different after Paul was there for just two years?  Read Acts 19:23-26 if you're not sure.

May my next two years (wherever I am) have a Paul-type impact!

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