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Friday; September 1

Have you ever felt like you were not having much of an impact?  Have you ever looked back at your life and wondered if you have ever had any influence on people? Logically we might know that surely, somewhere we have helped out someone, but emotionally it’s difficult to recall when it was and what we did.            These thoughts of inadequacy are pretty common especially when we see a culture that appears to be drifting away from the values we hold dear.   Not only do we wonder if we have had any positive impact, but we might even begin to question if the Word of God can have any substantial influence in modern life.  While these thoughts can be invasive that doesn’t mean they are true.  In fact, the Bible itself provides us with a message of hope.  An Old Testament prophet was reminded, “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eat…