THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...
DATE: MONDAY, MARCH 28TH 2016.
THEME: DEVELOP YOUR GIVEN TALENT, IT IS FROM GOD
TEXT: MATTHEW 25:15-18.
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
MEMORY VERSE: And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. MATTHEW 13:12.
Every individual has a God given gift which overtime needs development for the sustenance of the person. In most cases the individual needs additional training that will help the proper manifestation of the talent. The more one tries to explore and develop and use his talent, the more it perfects to become more useful and result oriented.
In out text above, the Bible tells us of how a master gave out talents to his servants in his preparation to travel out to a far country. He left the servants and travelled. In the course of time, the man he gave five talents traded with it and made a profit of five more talents. The man given two talents traded with his own money and doubled it too. Unfortunately the man who received one talent was so slothful that he did not want to work but hid the talent and did not make any profit.
Upon the return of the master, each servant gave account of his stewardship. The master was happy with the first for their efforts and success.
He was angry with the man he gave one talent to the extent that he took the talent from him and gave to the man who had ten talents.
This is exactly what happens when one fails to work to develop his or her God given talent.
Make good use of the gift God has given you so that you will be successful in life.
Talent is God given, pray that God will help you to discover your given talent.
Pray for the strength and encouragement to work towards the development of your talent.
AMEND YOUR WAYS: If you are not born again you must do something as a matter of urgency. He that commits sin is of the devil (1 John 3:8). If you are into lying, cheating, bitterness, keeping malice, pride, manifesting anger, quarreling, unforgiveness, hatred, envy, contention, strife, gossiping, taking or giving bribe, selfishness, kidnapping. If you are into masturbation, fornication, adultery, prostitution, abortion, lesbianism, homosexuality, you need to repent. Are you into idolatry, do you make or use charms, rituals, bow down to images, Are you into occultism? Do you smoke cigarette, cocaine, heroine? Are you lusting, covetous, alcohol drinking, divorcee or into worldliness?, you must stop bleaching your body, or painting your lips, eyes, fixing attachments, weave-on, earrings (Gen 35:2-4) Are you one of those that put on nude dresses, short skirts, transparent dresses to seduce (A seducer is not a Christian) do you wear trouser as a woman? Repent and give your life to Jesus Christ.
LET'S PRAY: If you want to give your life to JESUS pray this short prayer with me: Almighty God, I come unto you in the name of Jesus. Father I confess that I am a sinner. All my sins I confess to you. I am very sorry for all my sins. Lord I promise you that from today I will never continue in them anymore. I believe that Jesus Christ died and rose again on the third day for my justification. Almighty God, use the blood of Jesus to wash my sins away. Lord Jesus, come into my heart, be my Lord and Personal Savior. I surrender my life to you. Cancel my name from the book of death and give me grace to make Heaven. AMEN!
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA