“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty” Proverbs 21:5 (NIV)

As I look through the Contents of the *2019 Annual Report for Morning Gate Church Inc., I see a large list of opportunities that were used to serve God. I am not going to list them because each one of the used opportunities deserves equal recognition. By persevering in doing good works, those involved were earnest, hardworking, and dutiful. Did you know that those qualities are the definition of the word diligence? And those involved would not have been able to attempt to begin those tasks without their devotion: love, loyalty and faithfulness in God. 

In the Bible when Jesus was laid in the Tomb, it says that “Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where he was laid.”  These women could do very little but they did what they could. They remained at the cross until Jesus died. They followed Jesus` body to the tomb and prepared spices for his body. They were the first to witness the resurrection because God blessed their devotion and diligence.

Our Heavenly Father, thank you for the abilities for us to be available for you. Forgive us for the times when we are inactive and become bored. Thank you for the “profit” we received in 2019 through the used opportunities to please you. Often times, it is our inadequacies and inabilities that keep us from being available to you God. We ask that we worry less about what we cannot do and make it a habit for us to do more than expected. In Jesus name. Amen.

*The 2019 Annual Report, Morning Gate Church Inc, Fredericton, New Brunswick is obtainable from Kelly Dorcas, Office Administrator at Morning Gate Chruch. Contact Information: Office # (506) 458-0093; e-mail address: mgc@bellaliant.com.