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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, April 11

1Peter 4:10


Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.


The message in this verse has been in my heart for many years. Finding a way to live this out took me a long time. I love to play the piano. Playing the piano for the church was (and is) a way for me to contribute to the life of our church. But it wasn’t until God gave me the opportunity to play in a nursing home that I felt I was finally doing what God intended for me to do. God gave me this gift and showed me what to do with it! I feel blessed beyond description. Thank you, Lord! Amen


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1 Peter 4:10


I have told this to many people. When I retired, I wanted to make a difference with what I chose to do. I was never quite sure how, but I trusted God to lead me to something. BOY, did he ever! I have learned that I have gifts I didn’t know I had because the opportunity to use them had never been on my path. I’ve learned not to say “I don’t know how to do that,” but to say, “I’ll try to learn it if you help me and give me a chance to learn.” Of course, most of what I do now is using gifts I knew I had, but I am glad I…


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Tom
Apr 11

1Peter 4:10

Being a good steward of one’s gifts entails recognizing where they are likely to be most fruitful. This is a a not something that can be forced like a round peg in a square hole. After all, Peter points out Gods graces are in many forms and it stands to reason they would be most effective in the context that is best suited to benefit from their particular characteristics. If it is clear your gifts are not bearing fruit in one orchard, don’t waste them. Find another orchard that can really use them.


Prayer - Lord, please lead me to an orchard where my gifts bear the most fruit possible. Grant me the discernment to recognize when to…

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