"Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money
to the exchangers, and then at my coming
I should have received mine own
with usury. Take therefore the talent
from him, and give it unto him
which hath ten talents.
For unto every one that hath shall be given,
and he shall have abundance:
but from him that hath not
shall be taken away even that which he hath.
Matthew 25:27-29
A Lesson from the Gulls

Sometime ago, in an older issue of Reader's Digest, there was a short article about a group of sea gulls that was starving to death in St. Augustine. They were not starving because of a food shortage, but because they had forgotten how to fish.

For years they had depended on the shrimp fleet operating out of the harbor to toss them scraps from the nets. Then, when the shrimp fleet moved to Key West, they began to starve. They had lost their natural ability to fish because they had not been using it.

This is a rule of nature........If you do not use what you have, it will be taken from you. This is also a lesson we learn from the parable of the talents in Matthew Chapter 25. The servant who did not use the one talent had it taken from him. He failed to understand the real generosity of his Master, who wanted him to experience the joys of service.

Jesus wants his followers to be busy in service and in sharing the good news right up until the day of His return. Watchfulness and active service go hand in hand.
May we all use the gifts He has given us to serve Him faithfully day by day

"Lord Dictated Them"



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