This week's focus has been on my serving God. Today I'd like you to think about how you are serving God. What is your gift? Romans 12:6 says we all have different gifts according to the grace given us. They include serving, teaching, encouraging, giving, leadership, and mercy. It then goes on to encourages us to use our gifts.
We are also blessed with the gift of talents. Music, writing, cooking...the list is endless. One of my friend Sue's many talents is playing bells. I encourage you to view this link of her bell solo. You will be filled with joy of seeing God's gift used to his glory. It is amazing.
But what if you feel like your gift isn't as great as all that? In 1 Corinthians 12 we learn that different gifts are all important. The feet are as important as the hands to the body. So each gift is important to the body of believers. So what is your gift? If you're not sure, try this spiritual gifts on line quiz. It can point you in the right direction.
It is important to know your gifts and talents, so that you too can be doing the good works that God prepared in advance for you to do. There is quote that says "look out for number 1." I encourage you to, yes, look out for Number 1 - the number 1 God and creator that is indeed looking out for you. "The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more." Psalm 121: 8
Jesus quoted Deut. 6:13 in Matt 4:11 and Luke 4:8 , when he said "Worship the Lord your God and serve him only." Are you serving a party of 1?