Today's reading

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. –Proverbs 27:17 NIV

April 4, 2019

Iron Sharpening Iron

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. –Proverbs 27:17 NIV

If you’re convinced there’s nothing special about you or you have nothing to offer others, nothing could be further from the truth. Because you are a unique creation of God, you have a unique combination of skills, abilities, and gifts that no one else has. And God expects you to not only discover your gifts but use them to gather more disciples for His Kingdom.Have you figured out your gifts yet? Read the Bible daily and delve into God’s Word with the help of a small group. Seek a mentor. Join in regular prayer with other moms, dads, friends, students, etc. Start your journey on the Bayside Growth Track. Become attuned to the Holy Spirit, your personal Sage, Advisor, and all-around Best Friend. If you diligently seek to know, understand, and serve God, He’ll reveal everything you need to know.Once you uncover your strengths, act on them. The clock’s a-ticking, and it’s time to get a move on. There are as many ways to serve the Lord as there are people on the planet. The options are endless. Write, sing, or perform worship music. Write a book. Act. Preach. Teach. Be a missionary. Be an intercessory prayer warrior. Feed the hungry. Visit schools, nursing homes, prisons, hospitals. Start a business and run it the way Jesus would. Start a prayer group. Start a church. Whatever you do, do it in your own unique way. Do it for God, with God, and from God. Do it with love, humility, joy, patience, and cheer. Do it until your final breath.

prayer focuses

God, please place people in my life who will speak Your truth to me when I need to hear it.

God, help me to be sensitive to the needs of others and how I can support the friends You have placed in my life.


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Jessica Hollis

Jessica Hollis is a wife and mom of two boys. She has lived in Parrish for over two years. She hopes her writing will be an encouragement to the heart of the reader.