Use Your Gifts    

Romans 12 6-8

 

Verse of the Day:  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.

 

God has given you gifts specific to the purpose He has planned for you.  As part of the body of Christ, it’s your responsibility to discover how to use those gifts to bless the world around you.  Whatever your gift is, your goal should be to use it to the best of your ability for God’s purpose so that He may be glorified.

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Read During Prayer

2 Timothy 3 16

 

Verse of the Day:  2 Timothy 3:16

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness

 

Reading the Bible as part of your prayer can lead to enlightenment.  God speaks to us in many ways especially, His written Word. He may open your eyes to something new when a passage you’ve read before suddenly becomes clear and impacts you like never before. Try reading scriptures during prayer and ask God to open your eyes and make clear what He is trying to show you.

Depend on God

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Verse of the Day:  Isaiah 40:29

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

 

Today’s society teaches that independence is the goal but what we need most is to be dependent on the Lord.  If we learn to trust and hope in God, he will give us strength when we’re weary and power when we’re weak. You can depend on God, his power, promises and provisions.

Set the Example

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Verse of the Day:  Titus 2:7-8

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

 

It’s not enough to just deliver the message and teachings, you have to live it too.   It’s easy to say one thing and do another but if you really love God you will strive to set the example for others. Live a life of integrity and uprightness during good times and in difficult times. Let your light shine for others to see so that they may be moved to know, love and serve God.

Spiritual Gifts                   

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Verse of the Day:  1 Peter 4:10

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

 

God gives each of us talents, abilities and gifts that He expects us to use to serve others.  Gifts of wisdom, faith, discernment, teaching, administration, service, mercy, hospitality and encouragement have been given to us for His purpose, not ours. If we want to please God we must faithfully use our gifts to bless others and to build His kingdom.

Read During Prayer

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Verse of the Day:  2 Timothy 3:16

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness

 

Reading the Bible as part of your prayer can lead to enlightenment.  God speaks to us in many ways including His written Word.   He may open your eyes to something new when a passage you’ve read before suddenly becomes clear and impacts you like never before.

Life’s Instruction Manual

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 3:1-2

Do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.

 

People often joke about life not coming with a manual or instructions.  It actually does, it’s called The Holy Bible.  If we live our lives according to God’s commands, we can avoid many problems and live a long, peaceful and prosperous life.  Even better than that, we can live forever in heaven.