by Tammy Phillips
August 19, 2020
And of some have compassion, making a difference: – Jude 1:22 KJV
We do not know what people have gone through or are going through. We are called to love them. We are called to “make a difference” in their lives.
How can we make a difference? Jude 1:22 refers to treating people differently. No, not everybody needs to be treated the same. We are all different. Sometimes, we need to speak the Truth with all compassion. Sometimes we need to speak the Truth of God with strength and firmness. “And others save with fear, pulling [them] out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” (Jude 1:23 KJV). To scientists, we may need to make a difference by presenting salvation in the form of the scientific method. To an athlete, we may need to present the gospel by an example of running a race or playing a game. Jude was simply saying “make a difference.” People are different and respond differently. The goal is that “none should perish but all should to come to repentance and the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. “
Make a difference by letting someone cut in front of you out the check out
Make a difference by tipping a waiter, big.
Make a difference by cooking someone a meal.
Make a difference by writing a letter or sending a card.
Make a difference by sending a text or making a phone call.
Make a difference by saying, “Thank you!”
Make a difference by actually praying with someone, not just saying I will pray.
Make a difference by believing God is who He says He is and will do what He says He will do.
Make a difference by extending grace to someone who doesn’t deserve it.
Make a difference by sharing the saving love of Jesus.
Make a difference by sharing your experience.
Make a difference by sharing that Jesus saves, heals, delivers, protects, understands and loves unconditionally.
I enCOURAGE you to die to yourself and start making difference in the lives of all you touch. One man, Jesus, changed my life and history, forever. You make a difference. You have kingdom work to do. You may be the only hands and feet of Jesus that “one” person meets.
God has blown my mind. He has used these enCOURAGEMENTS to touch 5,914 people in 30 different countries across the globe this year since March. I do not say this to brag on anyone but God. To God be all the glory. I am one woman who dares to believe God. I pray you arise and do what He has called you to do. GO, Make a difference!