Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
Romans 12:6-8 NKJV
Do you know what your spiritual gifts are? God gave you spiritual gifts so you can glorify Him and bless His people. God gives us spiritual gifts so we can serve Him and His people. They are gifts. We did not do anything to earn them. Jesus expects us to use them!
I have the gift of generous giving. It gives me pleasure to meet people’s needs by allowing God to use me. I am not a humanitarian. It is a spiritual gift. God gave it to me.
God blesses people with resources so He can help the needy and demonstrate His love for us. When God blesses people financially He expects them to use His resources for His purposes and glory. The glory is God’s not ours.
Our Lord owns the cattle on a thousand hills. All the silver gold and money in the world is His. Jesus can do whatever He chooses with it.
The amazing thing is I have limited resources. That does not change anything. God gave me the gift of charitable giving. He is in the process of building and developing that Gift within me. I am in process. God is transforming degree by degree day by day.
I do not consider my lack of resources something that hinders the work Jesus is going to accomplish in me and through me. The Lord created me to be a generous giver. I am a generous giver!
The Lord is not hindered by my circumstances. He uses them. I have been in the position of making more money in one month than most people make in a year. I know what it is like to have plenty.
I also know what it is like to have nothing. Jesus is teaching me and training me to use the gift He gave me wisely. The Lord is teaching me to use it in His strength and wisdom. Jesus is teaching me to see with spiritual eyes rather than physical eyes.
Jesus is in the same process in your life. The Lord is teaching you to use the spiritual gifts He gave you in His strength and wisdom. Jesus is teaching you to see with spiritual eyes rather than your physical eyes!
God calls things as they are before they spring forth. The Lord wants us to learn to do the same. Jesus wants us to have faith in Him to accomplish His purpose even though we do not yet see the result of what He is doing among us today!
Jesus wants us to use our spiritual gifts according to the grace that has been given to us by Him! Do something you have never done before for the glory of God!
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