It must be the stroppy teenager in me, but I love the question,
What difference will that make – to me, to the world, to the life of others? Is this, going to effect me – how will it change me?
We were reminded at our District Synod of the same question by Chick Yuill of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity .
It is a question that has long held a fascination for me, and one that I have always tried to have at the front of my mind. Because for whatever we think and do, so what?
What difference will it make?
Is there a bible passage that we love, so what?
Do we have a whole string of inspirational quotes, so what?
We may have had an awesome encounter with God, so what?
Do we have a blog that is read my a large number, or have lots of followers in Twitter, or get lots of likes for our status updates – or not?
Is that what matters?
Now I’m, just being provocative, but really what is the point of any of these things if they don’t actually do something in our lives, or the lives of others. Are they just talking points, or “things”? Or do they help us to grow – move us on in our relationship with God, help others in their faith, or generally make the world a better place?
There can be a lot of noise, many people with things to say, so many things to be said. We need to focus on saying the important things.
What difference does it make?
12 Dear friends, God is good. So I beg you to offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That’s the most sensible way to serve God. 2 Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.