Thursday, May 5, 2011

Using Our Talents

Years ago, a Jewish immigrant from Russia gave his son a violin for his eighth birthday. After months of lessons and hours of practice, he became very accomplished.

Years later while performing at a concert, he paused and shared a funny story about an experience he had that day. The audience laughed heartily and applauded loudly. He was so delighted and encouraged by their response that he decided to end his career as a violinist and become a comedian. So began the career of Jack Benny - a career that brought joy and happiness to countless thousands.

God has something very special for each of us to do. And he wants to do through us what He has not and cannot do through anyone else. Each of us has a special place in God's heart and a unique role to play in His world. Scripture plainly says "To every man his work."

We often struggle and strain to discover what God has for us to do. But, if we are open to the nudging of His Spirit and develop the gifts He has given us, He will present many opportunities for us to serve Him.

Prayer: Lord, we ask that You guard us and guide us as we follow the paths You have planned for us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

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