Do What You Can – Beloved Women – May 17, 2019
“So, let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time, we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.” - Galatians 6:9-10 NLT
In the fourteenth chapter of Mark, we see the story of the woman with the alabaster box. Committing an act that many would scoff at, she makes a choice to pour an expensive jar of perfume on the head of Jesus. Misunderstood and shamed by the onlookers, until Jesus speaks, “She did what she could” (Mark 14:8).
Her choice to do what she could or bring what she had to offer was more than enough for Jesus. Her actions were beautifully brave and widely misunderstood. Yet, they were accepted by Jesus.
When we give what we can, there may be plenty who don't understand. There may be plenty who ask, "Why you are "wasting" your gift or your time?" Friends, don't let anyone stop you from sharing your gift the way God has called you to.
Do what you can!
Dear Father, I thank you for opportunities to use my gift. Help me to bravely use my gift to serve you. I choose to no longer dwell on the opinions of others and my list of limitations. I will do what I can for you, Lord. Teach me to do so with humility, wisdom, and grace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
What is God leading you to do that will require you to be brave?
Find more encouragement from Victoria here and take a look at her book “The Victory Walk: A 21-Day Devotional On Living A Victorious Life.”
Need motivation to study the Bible? Think Bible study is too hard? The LIFE Bible Journal is here to help you experience the benefits of intentionally studying the Bible. Each study page guides you through your personal Bible study helping you to practically understand and apply God’s Word to your everyday life. See how simple and rewarding Bible study can be with the LIFE Bible Journal. Click here to get your LIFE Bible Journal today!
© 2019 by Victoria Riollano. All rights reserved.
For more Beloved encouragement including Daily Devotionals, practical advice for everyday Christian living, Bible Studies, and more be sure to visit us at www.belovedwomen.org.
Originally published Friday, 17 May 2019.