British Revivalist Henry Varley once said“The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through and in and by the man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him." To which D.L. Moody added, "I will try my utmost to be that man.”
I was sitting in the office today and the song Let it Start With Me by the group No Other Name began playing. The song contains a powerful message. The chorus says, "Let it start with me. Open up my eyes. Fill my heart with your compassion. Free my mind from all distractions. Use my hand, to set the captive free. Move my feet to follow after you, or change the world and let it start with me."
I wonder how many believers would say "Free my mind from all distractions"? Hebrews 12:1-2 says, "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight (distractions), and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." (emphasis added)
I believe every Christian would like to see our world changed for the cause of Christ, but are we willing to lay aside the things that keep us from running an effective race?
Would you join me in saying, "God, change the world, and let it start with me!"
Check out the official music video for Let It Start With Me by No Other Name