Wednesday, November 6, 2013


In Acts 3, we see Peter and the other apostles approaching the temple. On their way up, they encounter a crippled beggar.  Obviously, the Apostles were not well off, they had given up their livelihood to follow Jesus, so they had no real wealth.  In fact, Peter stated, "Silver and gold we do not have, but what we do have we give to you, get up and walk."  God gave Peter a specific ability for the express purpose of evangelism. The result was the man got up, began leaping around and most importantly, praising God.

God has gifted each one of us with talents and abilities that He expects us to use for His glory and to reach others for Christ.  Like the parable of the talents, God gives us each a measure of resource, that we may be busy doing His work.  We will know that we are working according to God's plan when it is He who is praised and worshiped and not ourselves.

So many utilize God given talent in order to bring benefit to themselves, God commands us to be about His work.  "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you."  When we are busy doing God's will,, He will provide all the resources we need.

What has God given you, what talent, ability, treasure, or free time have you been blessed with?  The Apostle said, "what I do have I give..."  and we should say the same thing.

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