Seize Your Opportunities!

For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you. (Deuteronomy 20:4) 
An organization in Montana offered a bounty of five thousand dollars for every wolf captured alive. Two hunters decided to head for the hills and make some money capturing wolves. Day and night, they scoured the mountains and forests searching for their valuable prey. Exhausted after three days of hunting without success, they both fell asleep. 
During the night, one of the hunters suddenly woke up to find that the two were surrounded by a pack of fifty wolves, their eyes flaming and teeth bared. At once, he called to his friend, “Hey, wake up! We’re gonna be rich!” 
Sometimes we feel in over our heads in difficulties. They surround us like that pack of wolves preparing to pounce. But perhaps these difficulties are actually opportunities?? Recently, we’ve had some interesting trials. But through these tribulations, we see that God is taking each situation, one by one, and turning it for His Glory — just more opportunities for us to testify of His goodness. 
Today, we have the opportunity to learn and grow, and experience the grace and power of God through these trials which surround us. The devil is not as smart or powerful as he appears — and we have a great and All-Mighty God who has a way of using our enemy’s silly tactics for the building up of His Great Kingdom! 
I was blessed by this devotion. Seize your opportunities! I love this. When we intentionally change our thoughts, our life changes as well. May you be filled with a fresh breath of optimism today. 
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 
Today’s Reading is 1 Peter 3:8


She hath done what she could . . .(Mark 14:8)

During the week in which Christ would be killed, Mary of Bethany anointed Him with expensive perfume (John 12:3; Mark 14:3). Some of those present were appalled, but Jesus applauded her. “Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me,” He said. “She hath done what she could. She is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying” (Mark 14:6–8).

“She hath done what she could.” Christ’s words take the pressure off. Our world is full of broken, hurting people. But we don’t have to worry about what we can’t do only what we can do. The rest is in His capable hands. 
There are rare moments that come into our lives, when we have the opportunity to do something that can only be done in that one moment. Mary believed, understood, and acted on what Jesus had been saying, seizing that moment to offer the gift of anointing His body for burial, a moment in time that would not come again.
Lord, show us how we can show Your love to others. May we not miss any opportunities to serve You this day. May You give us spiritual sensitivity to grasp the moment and may we be in a place where we are ready and waiting for that opportunity and willing to serve in the moment. I don’t want to miss my opportunity today. Amen..
Today’s Reading is Mark 14:3-9

Have a wonderful day in The Lord!