Oportunity Comes to Pass ...
As Jesus said, "As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work."1
Once upon a time a city dweller moved to the country and bought a farm with a cow. In no time his cow went dry. When he told this to the neighboring farmer, the farmer was surprised as this cow had always given lots of milk.
The city man was surprised, too, and told the other farmer how considerate he had been of the cow. He said, "I never took more milk than I needed. If I only needed a quart, that's all I took. If I didn't need any milk, I didn't milk her that day!"
What the man didn't realize is that, to keep a cow producing milk, he needed to take what she had to give.
That's kind of like life, isn't it? If we don't use the gifts we have, we may lose them. And if we don't take the opportunities for service, for growth, for spiritual enrichment while we have them, we may lose these opportunities too.
Remember: "Opportunity comes to pass, not to pause!"
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please show me how to put to good use the gifts you have given me so I can have a part in what you are doing in the world in which I live today. May I never waste what you have given to me to give to others. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. John 9:4 (NIV).