Read Mark 14:1 through 16:20
The speaker revealed the financial needs of the crisis pregnancy center in her area. Ella desperately wanted to give to this ministry, but there was simply no money in her tight budget. Frustrated and discouraged she almost missed what the speaker said next. “While our financial needs are great, what we need most is for volunteers to organize and manage our clothing bank.” Ella’s heart quickened at the words. She had time to give and was especially gifted at organization. After the meeting she immediately volunteered her services.
“She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial” (Mark 14:8).
Just as this grateful woman poured out her precious gift on Jesus’ feet, so you can use your gifts and talents to honor Him. God does not ask you to do something you can’t. All people have different situations and abilities, but each is uniquely gifted to participate in the work of God’s Kingdom. Instead of becoming discouraged about what you cannot do, do what you can.
Challenge for Today: Look for ways to use your gifts.
Quicklook: Mark 14:3–9
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