Now Think On This - INFLUENCE by Steve Martin Love For His People, Inc
Jan. 27, 2018
Greetings from Charlotte, North Carolina.
We are surrounded by people, places and events that influence our lives every day. Either for good or bad, how these affect us can determine how we will thus bring our own influence to those around us. As believers, we are called to extend the influence of the Gospel to bring positive change, where good stands against evil.
My newest Now Think On This message hopes to encourage you to be one whom others are influenced by, to bring hope and peace in their world. By the grace of God, we can do this. I hope you will read it. Let me know!
Be blessed with ahava and shalom,
P.S. I hope you get my latest book Jerusalem & Friends. Available in paperback and Kindle versions. I know you will like the 40+ photos. I loved taking them in Israel.
Now Think On This
Influence - Now Think On This
by Steve Martin
As I watched the life celebration of the fallen police officer on the newscast, I was amazed by the influence the young man of 37 already had had upon the community. He had been in service for 12 years, shot down in the line of duty. But during his life here on earth, he had a major impact on many – within his family, church and the local community. Thousands attended the funeral service in person. Many more watched as I did on one of the three local TV stations covering the broadcast from the church. (Later, the car procession from the church to the cemetery, following the casket, was an hour long on the interstate.)
As the sheriff, father, brother and church pastor each spoke in turn, a major portion of the young man’s life was shared with thanksgiving, appreciation, and acknowledgment of the years he had, touching others’ lives in a very positive way. His profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ was publicly pronounced as well, for he had been one known to live out his Christian faith, through demonstrating his own love and commitment to those around him. He had touched lives. He had influenced many.
Many books are written about those who have gone before us, who had set their hearts to accomplish the purpose for which they had been born. I would imagine few knew what that purpose was as they first started out, but as they grew, the realization of their gifts and talents they had been given were made known to them. They then wasted little time in taking their place and walking out their call. Thus their names are remembered in the historical records that commemorate their achievements.