A gift opens the way
and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.
YOUR GIFT ~
What is the gift God has given you? Are you using it or making excuses of why you can't.
Ephesians 2:10 New International Version (NIV)
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Each of us are created to do good things. God wants to use our lives to the fullest. He also wants us to live in the freedom of the past and live in today. Suddenly things happen and we reach out to God for help. I was thinking about the gift that God has given me and what am I doing about it. I find myself making excuses why I can't write and I know all along, God wants me to write. Last night I got a little scare. I started having pains in my chest and it brought on a scared feeling. I do see my heart doctor for the first time today and that was already scheduled. It prompted me to want to write today. I don't know the length of time on earth and only God knows that for me. None of us know and it's important that we begin what we are called to do today.
THIS THE DAY ~
Open the gift God gave you and let him use your life
Never allow fear or feeling scared to hold you back. When God created you, he knew exactly what you would do in life. Jeremiah 29:11 a plan, a promise and a future. Each of us are given talents as well.
Matthew 25:14-30 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Parable of the Talents
14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[a] and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. 19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
ENOUGH SAID ~ You are given gifts and talents. Be aware of what you have been given and allow God to use you. We need each other and each of us continues on this journey of life. I have learned many things from others and continue to learn. I hope you learn from me today to do what God has called you to do. Don't hold back and it will reach others too. My prayers continue as you say yes to God and for your family plus friends too. Purpose this a good day.