Monday, June 11, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 June 11

“And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. But he passing through the midst of them went his way” (Luke 4:24-30).

Today’s Morsel:  If you were to add up at the end of the day every opportunity you had to tell someone about Jesus, pray for someone about their situation, or be an encouragement to someone and you didn’t seize the opportunity, how many would you have had?  There are many times people stand right in front of us and say, “I don’t feel good.” “I have a headache.” “My children are causing me so much trouble.” And we don’t say, may I pray for you, and do it right then.  Missed opportunities.  When Jesus came to His hometown and went to church, every problem in that church could have been taken care of by Him.  But because they didn’t care for His comments, they missed the opportunity to have Him meet their needs.  Every time you miss church, you may have just missed the opportunity to have your need met.  Let's seize every opportunity He gives us.  

Sing: He’s sweet I know. Jesus is sweet I know.  Storm clouds may rise, and strong winds may blow.  But I’ll tell the world, everywhere I go, that I found my Savior and He’s sweet I know.

Thought For Today:  Don’t miss the opportunity.

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