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A Daily Devotion for Friday, April 12

Acts 20:35


“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”


This verse reminds me again how precious we hold our own lives, and our time here on earth. We are hard to convince, sometimes, that spending our time helping out someone else is time well-spent. When I have “free time” it is often difficult for me to give it up. But Jesus’ words are so true, and I know they are true: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ When we give of ourselves and our time, we come away knowing we have done the right thing.


Holy Lord, thank you for your guidance, for your Word, passed down to us through centuries, holding your truth for us to live out. I am so grateful. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Acts 20:35


Today, on the last leg of our trip home from Atlanta, we followed a van with the words “do good” on their back window. I liked that. Such a simple way to express Paul’s reminder to help others. He had set an example, and we can do the same. We all have some talent or skill that could be of help to someone else. There is much joy in “doing good.”


Prayer: Gracious God, Help others see the joy they could feel by being there for someone else. Amen

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Tom
Apr 12

Acts 20:35

When we know our hard work benefits even one person who truly needs it, there are more blessings found in that than the same amount of work to get us one more thing that is a luxury and may simply gather dust. It is well documented in many studies that people of faith lead all other categories studied in volunteer hours to various causes. These are folks living out their faith, showing love of God by loving their neighbors.


Prayer - Merciful God, let me show mercy to others as You have continually shown me Your mercy. Let me live each day with Jesus’ words that it is more blessed to give than to receive in the forefront…

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