What ability do you hold in your hand? Please don’t compare it with what others have. It may be big or small, but God has uniquely gifted you for a specific purpose. You already possess what God wants to use to bless others. Thank God for your ability; commit yourself to develop it further and to employ it in the service of others. When we use whatever is in our hand with courage and compassion, we begin to contribute toward the building of a better world for all, even if the only thing we can do well is listen!
—Trevor Hudson, Questions God Asks Us (Upper Room Books, 2008)
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Instead, we are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives.
—Ephesians 2:10 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
God, help me hear what you are asking of me.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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