Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Being Relevant


Spirit & Life Devotional
Tuesday, February 17
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim

Being Relevant

Philippians 1:24-25 CEV "But I know that all of you still need me. This is why I am sure I will stay on to help you grow and be happy in your faith."

Permit me to ask you this question: of what use are you to those around you? Of what use are you to your boss and your colleagues? Of what use are you to your pastor and church members? Of what use are you to your family? Of what use are you to your neighborhood? Of what use are you to your classmates? How relevant have you been in the lives of people you have come across? If you die today, or decide to walk away, will anyone miss you? Will anyone not want you to leave? Or wouldn't it matter? Are you really needed around there?

Dorcas was a tailor, whose life affected so many people; according to the Scriptures, she was full of good works and charitable deeds. But it happened in those days that she became sick and died. But she was too good to die! She had touched the lives of so many widows in her city, making tunics and garments for them free of charge. These women and several others cried bitterly. So when they heard that Peter was close by, two men were immediately sent to him to get him to come and pray for Dorcas. Peter did, and to the glory of God, Dorcas was brought back to life! Hallelujah!

Dear friends, brothers and sisters, are you an asset or a liability where you are? Are you contributing meaningfully to the lives of people around you? Are you helping in anyway to improve the conditions of people in your area? Leaders and politicians, what are you doing with the privilege God has given you? Rich man and woman, how many people have benefited from your wealth? Listen to me, everyone can do something good for someone else! Your talents and skills can be used to bless lives. You can touch lives through your words! You can show people love and give them hope. Decide today to be a blessing to as many people as possible.

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