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October 2021

Exodus 4: 21-23: Don’t bury your talent

The Lord said to Moses, “When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders I have given you the power to do. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go. 22 Then say to Pharaoh, ‘This is what the Lord says: Israel is my firstborn son, 23 and I told you, “Let my son go, so he may worship me.” But you refused to let him go; so I will kill your firstborn son.’”

If God has called you to a particular task, you can be sure He has also ‘given you the power to do’ it. It’s not a matter of whether you feel you have this power. Feelings have very little to do with it. Some days you may feel massively empowered, and at other times as weak as the proverbial kitten. We live much of our lives unaware of what we actually have ‘under the bonnet’.

God expects us to use what He has given us. It may be ‘ten talents’, ‘five talents’ or ‘one talent’. But whatever we’ve been entrusted with He expects us to invest.

Make sure you do in the world whatever God has given you the power to do.

A Short Thought

Back to Exodus next week…I do hope you have enjoyed these short thoughts.. Here is the final one:

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

A Short Thought

 “Remember Whose you are and Whom you serve. Provoke yourself by recollection, and your affection for God will increase tenfold; your imagination will not be starved any longer, but will be quick and enthusiastic, and your hope will be inexpressibly bright.” –Oswald Chambers

A Short Thought

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:28-31

A short Thought

Exodus notes will continue next week, until then here is another thought:

38. “Remember Whose you are and Whom you serve. Provoke yourself by recollection, and your affection for God will increase tenfold; your imagination will not be starved any longer, but will be quick and enthusiastic, and your hope will be inexpressibly bright.” –Oswald Chambers

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 “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’” – Billy Graham

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Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan

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 “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.” – Hudson Taylor

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