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Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others. - 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)

When I was eight years old, I told God that I wanted to be a missionary. I thought this type of service was the only way to show God my full commitment.

As I grew older, I tried to pursue my dream of mission service; but the doors always closed....

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, we want to serve you now. Show us the opportunities you have already put in front of us right where we are. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Peter 4:7-11

Thought for the Day

God will present opportunities for me to serve every day.

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