SHARE YOUR POTENTIAL                                                     Acts 20:32-38

In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” (v35)

Silently the orchestra waited. What would this new masterpiece of their beloved conductor be like? He had promised that I would be different from anything he had ever written. As each player received his part he looked at it in surprise. Although each score contained some votes, there were many more rests than votes. All assumed the other instruments must have the lead part for the piece.

After the orchestra had played a few minutes, the conductor stopped them and asked, “Do you understand what I have done? If you look at the notes on the two scores, you will notice that they are the same. It is the rests that are different. The first time, one of you played a little, then another, then a third player. You never played together. I did this to show you that each part is important, but it is meaningless without the others. When we all  play the right notes at the right time, blending the music and sharing the unique sounds of each instrument, a beautiful melody emerges. Unlike the strange awkwardness of the first score, the second score highlights each instrument at the appropriate time, with the other instruments playing the supporting chords and the countermelodies. This is the way music is supposed to sound (Dr. Myles Munroe) 

PRAYER LINE: Lord, help me to love with both words and deeds, to teach out to others and meet their needs; Lord, burden my heart for those lost in sin, With mercy and love that flows from within – Fitzhugh

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One act of kindness may teach more about the love of God than many sermons.

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