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March 1, 2022 7:00 pm
In 2013, British actor David Suchet was filming the final TV episodes as Agatha Christie’s beloved Belgium detective Hercule Poirot—and also starring in a stage play—when he took on “the biggest role in my life.” Between those projects he recorded an audio version of the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation—752,702 words over two hundred hours.
Suchet, who converted to Christianity after reading the book of Romans in a hotel Bible, called the project the fulfillment of “a 27-year-long ambition. I felt totally driven. I did so much research on every part of it that I couldn’t wait to get going.” Then he donated his wages.
His recording remains an inspiring example of how to glorify God by stewarding well a gift, then sharing it. Peter urged such stewardship in his letter to first-century Christians. Persecuted for worshiping Christ not Caesar, they were challenged to focus instead on living for God by nurturing their spiritual gifts. “If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God” (1 Peter 4:11). The gift of helping? Likewise develop it “so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.”
Suchet’s talents as a dramatist are something he could offer to the Lord. We can do the same. Whatever God has given to you, manage it well for His glory.
Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread are reading titled managing our gifts was written by Patricia Rehberg in 2013 British actor David Sue Shea was filming the final TV episodes as Agatha Christie's beloved Belgian detective. Q Pyro and also starting at a stage play when he took on the biggest role in his life between those projects.
He recorded an audio version of the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation 752,702 words. Over 200 hours Sue Shea who became a believer in Jesus. After reading the book of Romans. In the Bible he found in a hotel room called the project the fulfillment of a 27 year long ambition. I felt totally driven. I did so much research on every part of it that I couldn't wait to get going then he donated his wages.
His recording remains an inspiring example of how to glorify God by stewarding a gift, then sharing it.
Peter urged such stewardship in his letter to the first century believers persecuted for worshiping Jesus, not Caesar.
They were challenged to focus instead on living for God by nurturing their spiritual gifts. First Peter chapter 4 verse 11 reads if anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God, like all gifts we can develop them so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ, Sue Shea offered his talents to God.
We can do the same. Whatever God has given to you manage it well for his glory, today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from first Peter chapter 4 verses seven through 11 the end of all things is near. Therefore, be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray above all love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins offer hospitality to one another without grumbling each of you should use what ever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God.
If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever.
Amen. Let's pray together. Oh God at times we squandered our gifts and talents in favor of serving ourselves. Please sharpen our commitment to manage the gifts you've given us so the world praises you. Thank you Lord it's in Jesus name we pray.
Thanks for listening today. My name is Joyce Dinkins and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries