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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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June 19, 2013 - Look for Opportunities

By Kristen Feola

"Make the most of every opportunity" (Ephesians 5:16, NLT).

My 9-year-old daughter, Isabelle, has a gift that never ceases to amaze me. No matter where we go, she always seems to find some kind of treasure on the ground. She notices things the rest of us miss; most of the time, it's money! For example, last summer we traveled to New York City to visit my husband's parents. One afternoon we took the girls to Coney Island, and Isabelle found a $10 bill as we strolled along the Boardwalk.

Things like that happen all the time! Just recently, she spotted a $5 bill near our car at a gas station. However, Isabelle doesn't keep finding money because she is "lucky." She frequently makes such discoveries because she looks for them. Her eyes are always searching for the next big find.

As believers, we must have our spiritual eyes open to what God is doing around us. Every day, we encounter people who need to be seen. People who are hurting. People who just want to be noticed and loved. Unless we're looking, though, we won't see them.

Today, I encourage you to find ways to share Christ's love with others. Maybe the Lord wants you to pray with a co-worker or help a family in your neighborhood. Perhaps He is prompting you to have a spiritual discussion with a member of your family. Simply step out in faith, and trust the Lord to guide you. He will show you what to say and do.

When you ask God for such opportunities, you should expect to receive them. Approach this day in anticipation of divine appointments! May the Lord go before you and prepare the way!

— Kristen Feola is the author of the book The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast. She and her family attend James River Assembly in Ozark, Mo. Kristen blogs at ultimatedanielfast.com.

 

 

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