Devotion Topic : Teacher at Heart

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10

Diane had spent years of her life in a corporate job that she loved. But in her late fifties, Diane became sick. It started as muscle pain and fatigue so at first, Diane thought she was getting the flu.

But as the weeks dragged on and she still wasn’t bouncing back, she knew something was wrong. Eventually, she became too ill to work and had to leave her position at the company.

Not long after that, Diane became bedridden. Her doctors weren’t sure what was happening to her body and she spent hours crying out to God to heal her.

After several months had passed, Diane adjusted to her new routine. She spent hours studying the Bible and praying for others. She’d longed to teach the Word of God to other women when she was young but she’d never had the time.

Now with nothing but time, Diane began using Facebook Live to create Bible study groups. At first she wanted to do it as a way to reach out to other women who might be homebound.

But she quickly discovered that women all over the world were tuning into her daily chats. Diane kept sharing what she was learning from God and eventually, a well-known publisher asked her to write a series of Bible study books.

With God’s help, Diane continues to minister to women today. What started as a tiny seed has become a large tree that allows Diane to comfort and inspire others.

God, help me to use every season of my life to glorify You. I long to be a faithful steward with every gift that You entrust to me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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