One of my favorite personalities is that of Abraham Lincoln, even though I believe her really
made a mess of things with the Civil War. Yet he said some amazing things, many of them found in a single document,
"The Gettysburg Address".
In this address one of the things Lincoln said was, "The world will little note, nor long
remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here." (speaking of the soldiers who fought on that battlefield.
He was aware of the fact that people remember actions, not words. And he is oh so right.
There are people in the church today who boast about witnessing to "x" number of people,
or leading so many people to the Lord in a given period of time. Then there are others who feel somewhat ashamed of
the fact that they don't have the kind of personality to go out and preach to people. Oddly enough, I would have to
say that this latter group probably leads more people to the Lord than the former.
This is the prophecy to the Church, "When you are called upon to speak rely on Me and I will
give you the words to speak, for I shall fill your mouth with them. It is more important that you live in a manner befitting
My children before the world than to speak to them. If you are obedient to My will the My light shall shine through
you, I will be lifted up, and by My Spirit shall draw all mankind to Myself."
If we should happen to die, move away or whatever, what will those who came in contact say
of you, if anything at all? Will they say, "He sure spoke like a Christian." Or will they say, "You know, he didn't
talk much, but I miss his presence. There was something about him, some joy that he had that I couldn't pin down.
Even though we weren't close I'll remember him a lot longer than many of my close friends." For the "world will little
note what we say here". They aren't impressed with our words of wisdom, our ability to present the "four spiritual laws"
or any of that. They WILL be impressed if they can see that there is a lifeforce inside of us that gives us something
they really want. Whether we die for Christ or stand tall in our battle this is what they will remember, "but it can
never forget what they did here." What will your world little note? Your words or your actions?