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Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 19:

Friday, April 19, 2013

Daily inspiration: God knows our innermost needs and will comfort us and lead us into green pastures. Lord, may I never forget that I do not walk alone.

Daily Scripture & Reflection: Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7

A Time to Think: Don't pray to escape trouble. Don't pray to be comfortable in your emotions. Pray to do the will of God in every situation. Nothing else is worth praying for. –Reverend Sam Shoemaker, author and evangelist

A Time to Act: Trust that things will be fine.

A Time to Pray: Father I hold tight to Your truth and trust You to work in my life.

Birth verse for April 19: And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 NIV

PrayFit Devotional: The Little Jobs; Apr 19, 13; Read: Job 42
“I know that you can do all things; and no one can stop you.” –Job 42:2

“Jimmy, come help your Daddy.” As a little boy, I’d make my way to the garage, and he’d be halfway under his ’34 Ford, or welding, hammering or fixing something, whistling the entire time. “Yes sir?” I’d say. Of course, I either had a baseball glove or bat in my hands. But within seconds I’d be holding a light, turning screws he’d practically completed, or he’d hammer a nail almost all the way and then let me finish it. I think back to those days a lot. He gave me the little jobs. And while they were tough, he knew I could handle them. But if I could whisper anything to my younger self, I’d say, “Ask him to show you the tough stuff.” See, I’m not the best with my hands like Daddy, and not a day goes by that I don’t wish I was. Can anyone relate?

You know, Jesus gives us the little jobs. If Heaven were up to our ability to be good enough or Godly enough, we’d never reach it. So He climbed on the cross to die for our sins so we can spend eternity with Him. A job nobody on earth — below or above — could do. He’s put us in charge of things that require our effort.

So I take it back. Actually, if I could whisper anything to my younger self, I think I’d say, “Hey, don’t hurry outside. He doesn’t need your help, he wants your help. He just wants to spend time with you. Whistle with him. He’s got the tough stuff. Just stay close.”

Oh friends, may you and I — as we tackle our little jobs on earth — do just that. –Jimmy Peña

Question: We can’t work our way to Heaven, but God put us in charge of something that requires our effort: this body. What are you doing to be a good helper for the little job He’s given you?
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