Jewels for the Journey


“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”  -Isaiah 6:8

One thing that makes us unique individuals is that we all have different personalities and characteristics about us. Not everyone looks the same, talks the same or acts the same. Another thing that makes us different is that we have different abilities. Some are blessed with the ability to build things with their hands. Some can take a blank canvas and turn it into a beautiful work of art. Some people are blessed with the ability to sing or make music. Our abilities vary and are as unique as our personalities and character…that’s what makes us different. On the other hand, we all have one thing in common, in that, we were all created by God with the purpose of discovering and performing His will for our lives. Did you ever wonder why God made us different or gave us unique abilities? Perhaps it is that God knew there was something about us, our personality, our character and our abilities He gave us, that could be useful to help others and to bring glory to Him. The key to all this is to make ourselves available to God to be used of Him. We never know who we might touch or how we might make a difference in someone else’s life if we’ll simply make ourselves available to God and do what He wants us to do. After all, the greatest ability that any of us really have is our AVAILABILITY!!!  –Phillip R. Ramey, Director of Spirituality – Riverview HealthCARE