Saturday, June 25, 2011

Care For and Use Your Treasure!

by Cathy Weymouth

Saturday 6/25/11  Joel 1-3; 2 Timothy 1 - Care For and Use Your Treasure!

S - 2 Timothy 1:14 JBP, Take the greatest care of the treasures which were entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit who lives within us.

O - Paul is encouraging his son in the Lord, Timothy, to stir up the gifts given to him and to faithfully guard the treasures.  The word treasure here is paratheke, "a deposit, a trust or thing consigned to one's faithful keeping."(1).

A - What gifts, treasures has God given you that are unique to you? Do you realize that the package that makes you up (your personality, experiences, training, and God given gifts/talents) creates a unique ownership of the niche God has placed you in?  You are an expert in your field, your niche - like no one else can be!  So guard this package, be thankful for it, use it wisely to advance the Kingdom.

P - Lord, we thank you for all of it - the good, the bad, the enjoyable, the painful.  We thank you for the special impart of gifts, talents and treasures - for out of this, we touch the world like no one else can. May we faithfully guard and use what You have given us!  Provide open doors and opportunities for us to touch the world - through simply being us!

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