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This is a word from Pastor Timothy Burdick, Minister of Abilities for Friday Study Ministries:

Would You Care For an Appetizer?

"Then the angel said to me, 'Write: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!' ďAnd he added, 'These are the true words of God'" (Revelation 19:9)

As I meditated on the Scripture for this devotional, I imagined myself to be in the Kingís restaurant at His invitation, and I thought about how blessed I have been to be loved by Him. But while all people are invited to this love, this feast, I was saddened for I knew that only a few would respond to His invitation.

As I thought about the "wedding supper of the lamb" in that light, the following words came to my mind: "Would you care for an appetizer?"

It was as if God was saying to me: "You are My hands and feet in the world. You need to let people have a little taste of My goodness." Sadly He then continued, "For when times of trouble come to most people, they shake their heads and reject the idea of a loving God."

We are Godís servants, but I am afraid that most of us donít give out appetizers to the world as we should. We don't tell others just how good God really is. So as you consider this verse for today in Revelation 19, look also at Psalms 34:8 - "Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him." If you have tasted of Godís goodness, take a kind word, a smile, or a Scripture, wherever you go, so that others can "taste" Him as well.

Always remember that you can make a difference for the good.

Share with the person that God brings across your path today, telling them in word and action that there is a place of safe refuge in God, and that they donít have to hide in things like drugs and alcohol any longer. We are set free in Him. Let them know just how much God loves them, and that they too are welcome to come to the feast that all believers in Christ will share in one day. And He has an "appetizer" for them right this minute.

Remember Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me."

Contact: Pastor Timothy Howard Burdick

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You can join a discussion/prayer/Bible study with Pastor Timothy on the telephone each week on Thursday evenings at 6 PM Arizona time for his Bible study, by dialing 1.218.936.7979 (US) and entering access code number 139535.

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