Month: February 2016

According to Our Abilities

Scripture: Acts 11: [29] The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.

Observation: God has given me gifts and talents He wants me to use to honor Him by serving others. He has given me a gift of cooking and organizing to help the church at events and yesterday the gift of counseling by just expressing my love and trust in Him to others. God has blessed me with so much it’s time to share this with the ones He loves.

Application: I need to find ways to use my gifts to provide help to others in Jesus name. I shouldn’t wait until an opportunity comes to me, but go out and search out ways to use my gifts and talents.

Prayer: Dear Lord open my eyes to what you want me to do. Put in my path the things you want me to do that I may glorify you.

A Memorial Offering

Scripture: Acts 10: 4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked.
The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.

Observation: What do I give God as a memorial offering? Is it the way I act, the things I do or my gifts to the poor? If it is, it’s not much of an offering, it may even be considered an insult. My intentions are good at times, yet my focus comes back on what I want more then what God wants.

Application: My life should be a living sacrifice given onto God. There should not be a day that goes by that I don’t bring a smile on His face. Before I do or say anything I must say to myself does this honor God?

Prayer: Dear Lord fill me with the Holy Spirit and direct your servant to honor you. Use what I do today as an offering pleasing to you.