Proverbs 14:4 ” Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.”

If you never use the gifts God has given you, you are like an empty manger…a food trough, or life, that contains nothing or is full of uneaten grain…either way, meaning your oxen are not working. Our strength is found in our giftings, but for many of us we falter out of fear in actually using them in God’s service. But remember, these God-given gifts were not given to us to hoard or hide, but they were given for the common good of all and to build up the Church. (I Corinthians 12:7 & 14:12) Your manger will remain empty if you never accept the cost… for if anything is to be accomplished in your life for God, you need to work your oxen.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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