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Luke 20:9 [Jesus] began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, and leased it to tenants, and went to another country for a long time.”
We give thee but thine own,
whate’er the gift may be;
all that we have is thine alone,
a trust, O Lord, from thee.
None of what we have is ours. What God has given us is meant to be used in a certain way. When we use our gifts well, we give them back to God. One of my patients asked me if I was any good at my job. I responded, “I think I’m pretty good, but what I do know for sure is that I believe this is what God made me to do. When I operate, I feel God’s pleasure.”
MOVING FORWARD: How do you offer your gifts back to God?