A couple of weeks ago, DiAnn Mills shared a devotion with her Launch Team entitled "What Is Your Worth?" In a particularly busy season of life, this was just the reminder I needed that day to continually put my schedule before God and allow Him to lead me to what He has for me that day.
What Is Your Worth?
by DiAnn Mills
When I’m asked to do something for free, I have a decision to make. Is my response a polite, “No, thank you” or a “Yes” to ministry? Often this is a difficult question. Those who ask for a no-charge speaking event or mentoring a writing project often have viable reasons for not being able to pay. Oh, I can put on my defensive hat and ask if their doctor, plumber, or housekeeping service works for free, but the issue isn’t about my desires or checkbook. The debate is between God and me.
We realize our worth in Matthew 10: 29-31 (ESV). “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
We also understand Paul’s words when he quoted Deuteronomy 25:4 in 1 Corinthians 9:9. “For it is written in the Law of Moses, 'You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.'”
What best glorifies God?
The next time someone asks for your help, prayerfully consider your answer. You might be surprised at God’s response.
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; the 2015 president of the Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope, & Love chapter; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
DiAnn's newest novel, Double Cross, will be available on April 1, 2015.
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