Union Ridge Church

July 27, 2020

by Reverend Dan on July 27, 2020

During this week of Vacation Bible School, we’re going back into the archives of “Today’s Thought”. Enjoy!


“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.  If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.  If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”             

                                                                                                              Romans 12:6-8


I was fascinated to read a little blurb that showed a picture of a plain bar of iron.


It said that the plain bar of iron was worth $5.  That same bar of iron, however, if made into horseshoes would be worth $50.  If it were made into needles, it would be worth $5,000.  If that bar of iron were made into balance springs for fine Swiss watches, it would be worth $500,000.  


It seems the raw material is not always reflective of its true and final value . . . that the original value is not as important as the value once the material is developed.


God gives us each a specific gift, but their worth to Him and to us is dependent on how we use them.


What gifts has God given you that are waiting to be unlocked with the keys you hold?  Unlock the chains that bind you and give back to God the gifts he has given you by developing them and using them to His glory.


"Father, Help us to realize that we are undeveloped goods, waiting to be used by the one who created us.  'Have thine own way, Lord, have thine own way, Thou art the potter, I am the clay, Mold me and make me, after thy will, while I am waiting, yielded and still.'  In Jesus' name, AMEN."




Rev. Dan