One pastor writes: "I could have taken a hundred gifts and ability tests as a young man and never discovered that I was gifted at teaching, because I'd never done it. It was only after I began accepting opportunities to speak that I saw the results, received confirmation from others, and realized God had gifted me to do this." Unless you're willing to risk getting involved, you'll never know what you're good at. Sure you'll make mistakes—and some of them may be so discouraging you'll want to give up and not try again. But if you turn your mistakes into learning experiences you'll not only discover what God has called you to do, you'll grow and become proficient at it. Paul writes: "But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden." (vv. 4-5). Then he adds: "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith." (vv. 9-10). Today take a serious look at what's left of your life and decide to make it count. Some of the saddest words in life are on a tombstone that reads: "When I came to die, I discovered I had not yet lived." Don't let that be said of you!
"I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." (John 14:18)
Despite times of sorrow and loneliness, the Lord will ever be our Father. We who believe shall never be forsaken and shall never lack His provision. Praise the Lord for His lovingkindness. Praise the Lord for His unbounded mercy upon your soul. Praise forever the Lord who has delivered you from death into His everlasting and princely family. Praise the Lord and rejoice O you peoples of the Almighty God!
Week #41 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 25-27
Monday: (History) 2 Chronicles 16-20
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 119
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 29-30
Thursday: (Prophecy) Micah
Friday: (Gospels) Acts 5-6
Saturday: (Letters) Hebrews 8-10