On my Facebook news feed, I saw where Pastor Miles McPherson from the Rock Church in San Diego was leading a one-day outreach summit (see the promo here). A good friend, Larry LaDouceur, introduced me to McPherson via a DVD when the preacher spoke at the North American Christian Convention.
McPherson is known for his “Do Something Church.” People in his congregation just go out into the community and help others, whether they are drug addicts, strippers, community leaders or regular joes. His congregation is so well-known for what it does, that they can have an outreach summit and attract a lot of people from other congregations to come and learn how they can do what they do at the Rock Church.
You don’t become known as the Do Something Church because one day you decided to hang up a sign. It comes as a result of a reputation built over time. It comes as a result of deciding to do something and acting upon it.
John Maxwell shared this quote from D.L. Moody on Twitter:
There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do the little things. -DL Moody— John C Maxwell (@JohnCMaxwell) January 5, 2013
There might be some good things that happen accidentally, but I believe great things come about intentionally. It might sound cliche or trite, but the longest journey begins with a single step. Before you can lose 25 pounds you have to lose one ounce. Before you conclude reading a book, you have to start reading the first letters.
If you are waiting on that magic pill, that magic wand, that magic app, that magic button will have to keep on waiting. It doesn’t exist.
What does exist is you start by doing something. Yeah, ponder that for a moment. Can you see yourself “putting one step in front of the other” and accomplishing something good this year? Check out this video from “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”: