Monday Devotional – created in Christ Jesus to do good works

Nikon D4, 28-300mm, ISO 100, ƒ/4.5, 1/320

Romans 12:6-8

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;  if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;  if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

Everyone is unique and yet we are all called. We have been given talents and gifts that are to be used and when we do bless the communities in which we live.

Ephesians 2:10

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Sometimes I think we have an idea that to be called we must have some supernatural talent and be one of the Marvel characters we see on the big screen.

Nikon D100, 70-200mm, ISO 800, ƒ/2.8, 1/125

Often our calling is one of just being a friend and listening to another person who has something they need to share.

Nikon D3, 85mm, ISO 560, ƒ/1.6, 1/100

Today you may just be preparing for what is to come tomorrow. Studying is an act of serving. You are sharpening those skills so that when you are called to act you can do so with quality of work.

Nikon D2X, 18-125mm, ISO 100, ƒ/5.6, 1/125

Sometimes our jobs are just to tend to the flock, like this shepherd. Whatever our role is today we need to embrace that role.

Nikon D3S, 28-300mm, ISO 12800, ƒ/3.8, 1/1600

Most of my days are filled with listening to clients and spending my time trying to understand their needs. Once that is understood I then look for ways to help tell their stories using visuals and words to capture moments that engage their audience.

Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/2.8, 1/6

Isaiah 40:31

but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Nikon D4, 120-300mm w/ 2X, ISO 6400, ƒ/10, 1/2000