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Take Every Opportunity
Matthew 26:13

Take Every Opportunity
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Matthew 26:13 – “Assuredly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”

Does God acknowledge or look more favorably on grand, lofty gestures versus seemingly insignificant good deeds?  Does God measure significance the same way most men do? 

God, Himself, reminds us of the value He places on not just the big and grand, but also the small and singular. Consider the widow’s mite, the one lost sheep, the lost coin, a cup of cool water, clothing for the naked and the lone leper who returned to say thank you. The woman in Matthew 26 humbly pours an alabaster jar of expensive perfume on Jesus’ head. Jesus says in verse 13, “Wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”  Even though it wasn’t a big thing, it was heartfelt and sincere, and God reminds us of its importance every time we read of it in scripture.

God wants our hearts. He also wants action. God places us where we need to be, when we need to be there and gives us what we need to accomplish His purposes. In the words of the song, “Follow Me” by Ira Stanphill:

                                    “If just a cup of water I place within your hand,

                                    Then just a cup of water, is all that I demand.”

Don’t wait for just grand things to do – look for every opportunity. 

Sing:  “Follow Me”

Dear God:  Give us soft hearts and open eyes to see the opportunities you place before us every day.  Help us to let you love others through us.  In Jesus’ sweet name.  Amen.

LINDY BELL

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