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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Today’s scripture reading:
Realizing that life is short helps us use the little time we have more wisely and for eternal good. Take time to number your days by asking, “What do I want to see happen in my life before I die? What small step could I take toward that purpose today?” (NLT)
Psalm 90:10-12 – Seventy years are given to us! Some may even reach eighty. But even the best of these years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we are gone. Who can comprehend the power of your anger? Your wrath is as awesome as the fear you deserve. Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom.
This is the gift of God: that all people should eat, drink, and enjoy the results of their hard work. — Ecclesiastes 3:13 (CEB)
Mabel Muñoz de Varas (Arica y Parinacota, Chile) titled her story “GIFTS AND TALENTS;” here is a portion of Mabel’s story:
“When I was 15, I enrolled in a vocation school. Out of the three vocational tracks available, I chose dressmaking. I opted for the fashion-design specialty. The skill came very naturally to me, and I believed that this was a God-given talent. . . .
“Each project I undertook was an opportunity to have a dialogue with God. I would ask God to guide me with wisdom; as my hands worked, my heart prayed. . . .
“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with God by my side. I am blessed that even in my frailty, God is my constant companion.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Today I will communicate with God while using my talents.
Prayer: Gracious God, thank you for the gifts and talents you have bestowed. Help us to use them in your service. Amen.
To read the rest of the story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/
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