“He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ – with all boldness and without hindrance!” Acts 28:31.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Numbers 8-9 and Acts 28.

I have had laryngitis for several days.

Trying to teach teenagers to drive without a voice has been a large challenge.

Besides being a challenge, it has added my voice to my collection of things that God gives me.

How do I use my voice?  Now that it is limited, I have had some time to think about this.

I am not assured that I will always be able to speak.  Are there words that I want others to hear?  For sure there are.  But I am slow to speak, assuming that I will have time later.  That is Satan lying again!  I am terminal.  My voice is terminal.

I must make the Godly most of what I have been given.  My hearing works.  Am I listening to others?  My feet work.  Am I going where He wants me to go?

Today’s verse has Paul telling others about who Jesus is and what Jesus did and he’s under house arrest!  I am not confined anywhere.  How am I using that blessing to please Him?

So many questions have come into my head during this bout of laryngitis.  Can’t help but think that God was involved.

“Lord, I have been blessed by You.  Empower me to use what I have been given to rightly represent You in every detail of my life.  Prick my conscience when I’m messing up so that I can make the needed changes.  I love You, Father.”

How effectively do we use the many things that God has given us?

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