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Love is not the way to God, but God is the way to Love.
Plainfield Christian Church, Michigan
Preacher’s Perspective:

The Ripple Effect of an Attitude

So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
(Acts 6:7)

Many of us operate under the assumption that in order to change the world we have to do great and mighty things. The truth of the matter is: a simple act of kindness in the name of Jesus; a loving gesture displaying Christianity; an understanding word to honor him can start a rippling effect.

How we interact on a daily basis influences others. Have you ever had your day interrupted by someone’s rudeness? Maybe you were cut off in traffic. Maybe someone took the parking spot you had your eye on. Maybe there was one donut left in the case and the person ahead of you grabbed it. Things like that can affect us all day long. We left the house feeling good, we got to work feeling awful!

But suppose you were grabbing breakfast on your way to work and the person in the car in front of you bought your meal. Or you are dropping your children off at school and someone holds the door for you. Maybe you are running 10,000 errands in a small amount of time and someone offers to help you. The way it makes you feel in turn causes you to respond to others in similar fashion. And the rippling begins…

Words and actions cross our paths every second of the day. Did you ever stop and think how your words and actions are impacting others?

As Christians we have a higher calling – to spread the Good News of Salvation through Jesus Christ – with our words and our actions. When we do so, the ripples start and make such a difference in the lives of others. Try it! You never know how God may use it to benefit His Kingdom.

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