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Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Have you noticed how February is quickly melting into March? And, it’s not even hot!

Have you a plan for the next nine days, so February isn’t an entire loss? God wouldn’t think any of your time with Him is frittered away. But, how have you been spending your days?

I know you have family and work and community commitments. Those all eat away at your time. Or, do they? Isn’t your family the most important people in your life?

One day, the Lord will probably not say, "Did you save the whole world?"

But, His question may be, "What did you do with those I gave you to love?"

Is your job the work God has given you to do? Why not? I heard a Christian speaker say, "God doesn’t care what you do. He cares how you do it." I believe the second part of that is true. God cares very much how you do your job and how you live your life. Do you go into work every day knowing that you have a ministry for Him right there? It doesn’t matter if you flip burgers at a fast food emporium or you are the president of a local bank. What gives the position prestige is your integrity while working there. Are you serving people or are you only serving yourself?

My February 20th second post described our ministry of Prayer Therapy. That job never ceases to be needed by people and loved by God. Pray specifically and God will answer specifically.

The community in which you live also has its own ministry. Are you adding to the betterment of the community, or are you better than the community in which you live? That would be impossible. We are all equal in the eyes of God. You’re no better and you are certainly no worse. Lift your community with your love.

How do you spend your time? Whose love flows from you each day? Let us pray:

"Heavenly Father, we let the precious time you gave us slip through our fingers like days made of dust. Your presence is Holy and yet we choose to live in the past or the future. May we turn our eyes toward you, oh God, not to all that dazzles then fades into shadows. We ask that this is the time in our lives when we cease to waste the time you give us. May we see our family as our link to Heaven, our job as the ministry you have given us for his moment in time, and our community as those we can depend on and those who can depend on us. May we shine your love in all these areas of our lives. Forgive us when we have chosen the world over the kingdom you have created. In the name of Jesus, your son, we pray. Amen"

"God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine."
Copyright 2012 Doris Gaines Rapp

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