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2011-The Year of Opportunity

January 5th, 2011

JOHN SHIRK – 2011 has been designated as the Year of Opportunity at WJTL.  The meaning of “opportunity” is “a favorable or advantageous circumstance or combination of circumstances.”  Another definition is “A favorable or suitable occasion or time.”

An opportunity is like an open door that allows us to seize the moment by trying something new, displaying a talent, or going somewhere beyond us. In the spiritual realm, opportunities are sometimes used for good and sometimes used for evil purposes.

In Luke 22:6, Judas is found watching for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to the religious leaders when no crowd was present.  On the other hand, Galatians 6:10 says that “as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” 

In 2011, WJTL will be taking the opportunity to encourage each of us to look for opportunities to glorify God and love people with His grace.  We will talk about different character qualities of the Christian faith that have the potential to flow out of us after they are formed in us. We will also highlight specific examples of people who are making a difference or have made a difference in the world by the opportunities they seized.  I hope that the devotionals this year will serve as motivational tools for you to use what God has given you (time, talents, treasures, etc.) for His good purposes.

John Shirk


  1. Michele
    January 5th, 2011 at 18:16 | #1

    John and WJTL staff-
    I look forward to hearing and seeing how 2011 unfolds as the year of opportunity. Most of all I look forward to seeing what mission trips staff will be going on.


  2. Linda Klopp
    January 8th, 2011 at 16:58 | #2

    I am so blessed with opportunity, already this year, to serve God. My nephew, 20, has accepted Christ and has been saved! I just now found out that my 22 year old niece has started going to church and has accepted Christ as well. We actually have deep conversations about God, I never would have guessed it!I have suggested they listen to your station, as I do daily! Your songs are very inspirational and can really speak to the young people today! So…2011, as the year of opportunity for WJTL, my family and myself has started off with “a bang”!

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