Saturday, April 16, 2011

Using Gifts

We have been speaking of Gifts here on Beautiful Awakening and I want to share another scripture that the bible has to say about gifts.  Lets look at 1Peter4:10-11 in the NIV it says Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.  If anyone speaks he should do it as one speaking the very words of God.  If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever. Amen.

This is a very important scripture especially for believers because we have to realize that are gifts are not given to us just for us.  They are to be used for the glory of God.  We need to have in mind who we can help with our gifts that God has given us.  The KJV of this scripture says that As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 

This is stating that we should use our gifts to pass them on to others.  Our gifts are not just for us.  Sometimes we get caught up in the gift especially when we are making a few dollars off of it or getting praise.  We have to be ever careful that we have our heavenly Father in mind when we are working with our gifts.  I just wanted to encourage someone this day to be mindful of what the word of God has to say about using gifts and that we should do them to the best of our ability. 

God Bless

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