When the Philistine looked David over, he sneered at David because he was just a boy. - 1 Samuel 17:42 (CEB)

When I meet new people, they are rarely impressed when I tell them that I work as a cleaning lady in a nursing home. Evidently, making beds and mopping floors doesn’t sound like an exciting mission field for Christ. Nevertheless, manual labor is what God has called me to do....

Today's Prayer
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for calling us to serve you. When we feel timid, help us feel your hand guiding us, empowering us to battle giants and succeed in your purposes. Fill us with your Spirit, and enable us to bring glory to you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Samuel 17:41-50

Thought for the Day

Only God can measure my worth.

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