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Morning Coffee with Jesus - January 15, 2010
Greetings loved ones! Happy Friday!
Today’s “Morning Coffee with Jesus” comes from 1 Timothy 3:10. “They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve…”
When my son was a high school sophomore, he was part of the high school football team. He worked and worked, day after day, practicing, with the team, only to warm the bench at each Friday night game. Week after week, practice after practice, he waited for his opportunity to play. Then, finally, during one crucial moment at an end-of-the-season game the coach said, “Mark, you’re in!”
Ready to do his part, he ran onto the field, took his position, and made a crucial block resulting in the opposing team’s inability to score and subsequently, win the game. His team went on to become the Region 4 champs in the state of New Jersey that year. During those games when Mark warmed the bench, he knew that eventually he’d have a job to do and he wanted to be ready to perform when that time came.
We all have special abilities that God uses for our benefit and the benefit of others. What special abilities do you possess? Is it a gift of hospitality? If it is, entertaining people in your home is a joy to you and you do it with ease. Is it the gift of compassion? If so, you are great at listening to someone going through a difficult time and your offer to help – even if only to listen, is truly a blessing to that person.
In my son’s case, his ability to make a great block on the football field was called upon at an important moment and he rose to the occasion! So should we when God calls upon us! The blessings we receive from being used by God to accomplish His purpose on earth can never be taken from us and these blessings we will always remember and carry with us into eternity!
Have a fantastic weekend in Jesus! Go MAD in someone’s life this weekend. Please pray for the people in Haiti and for the loved ones across the world who have loved ones in Haiti.