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TODAY'S DEVOTION:    june 28, 2020



For the Christian, true fulfillment in life can be summarized by the popular bumper sticker slogan, "Bloom where you're planted."

Peter said it this way:

"As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another." v10: As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another..."

(1 Peter 4:10).

Your greatest fulfillment in life will come when you discover your unique gifts and abilities and use them to edify others and glorify the Lord.

A Pastor said, God allowed me to understand this vital principle before entering the ministry while I was still employed as an aerospace engineer. I knew God wanted me to be an ambassador for Him where I worked, so I started a breakfast Bible study in the bowling alley next door. My announcement about the Bible study had only been posted in our office about an hour before a Jewish fellow pulled it off the wall and brought it to me. "You can't bring Jesus in here," he objected.

"I can't do otherwise," I said. "Every day I walk in here Jesus comes in with me." He was not impressed with my response!

One of the men who found Christ in the Bible study took over when I left Honeywell to enter seminary. A few months later I went back to visit my friends in the Bible study. "Do you remember the Jewish fellow?" the leader asked.

"Sure, I remember him," I said, recalling his brash opposition to our Bible study.

"Well, he got sick and almost died. I went to the hospital and visited him every night. Finally I led him to Christ."

I was ecstatic at the realization that I had become a spiritual grandparent. The sense of fulfillment was exhilarating. And it all happened because I started a simple little Bible study where I worked in order to do what Paul said:

"Do the work of an evangelist, make full prof of thy ministry."

(2 Timothy 4:5).


Father, I want to bloom where I am planted and resist the defeating temptation to compare myself to others. Help me to be spiritually productive in the field You planted me in, and become a faithful witness for Your name, and be a blessing to others. I pray to You, in Jesus Name, Amen.


"But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry."

2 Timothy 4:5 (KJV)


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