Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A to Z Blogging -- G is for Gifts


Peter writes, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks words of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.”
1 Peter 4:10

Paul tells us, “Now there are varieties of gifts, from the same Spirit…to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge…to another faith…to another gifts of healing…All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.”
1 Corinthians 12:4-11

 God has given every one of us gifts, and we are commanded to use those gifts. We each have different gifts, but none are more or less important than any other. Paul compares our varied gifts as parts of the body; all the parts of the body are important, and the body cannot function without all of its parts (1 Corinthians 12:14-18).

What is your gift? Are you good at organizing events? Do you like to encourage moms of young children? Are you a patient listener? Do you love caring for children? Do you have a knack for writing? Are you a prayer warrior? Do you have a way to talk to elderly people with dementia?

Peter tells us everyone has a gift—and that includes you! Not sure what your gift is? What do you enjoy doing? What are you good at doing? Can you do those things to the glory of the Lord? If so, that is probably one of your gifts. If you are not sure what your gift is, or how to use it, ask the Lord to show you.

What is YOUR gift? How will you use it today?
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  1. Thanks for this thought-provoking post, Shelly! How often do we trudge through our days not really stopping to consider our God-given gifts...are we using them? To His glory? Are we afraid to step out and try something we love to do (and think we might be good at!) for fear of failure or the unknown? I'd like to listen, encourage, guide, and mentor more...praying for God's direction and open doors!

    1. Thank you for your comment, Deb! It is easy to just trudge through life doing our day-to-day tasks. I think many people (including myself!) do have a fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of being made fun of...we need to remember that God will guide us and lead us--all we have to do is ask! God bless you in your work!

  2. Will love these devotionals to give encouragement to others

  3. Thank you Jessica! I pray that my devotions will encourage readers.


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