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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

God's Gifts to Us

Hey guys!

I've been thinking throughout the day about the gifts God gives us. Thoughts about why He gives us these gifts crossed my mind. I'm not the type of person who's really confident about her gifts, I doubt my abilities and talents quite often and I let other people get to me. But when I sat down on my bed for a conversation with Jesus, I really started thinking deeply. I could see myself beginning to appreciate the different gifts God gives different people and see how He uses us and our nothingness to create something beautiful.
I mentioned yesterday that I was going through a time of doubt and I realized that part of it is self doubt, and not believing in the talents God gave me. But last night before I slept I suddenly got this urge to write a song which I hadn't done in about 3 months (long time for me). But I ignored it thinking it was just me and not God so I picked up my Bible and randomly picked a verse. Guess what the verse was:

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 and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:10-11

So I just put down my bible and began writing this song. I cant believe it come out so quick, usually I've got to think a little and work at it to make it a little more decent, but this time it felt like it had been coming for ages and it just flowed. I was so amazed after that I didn't dare change a word because to me that was a testimony of God working through the gift He so graciously gave me and I just couldn't change anything. Well here it is:

The salt in the air, reminds me of You,
The warm sea that touches my feet
remind me of Your tenderness
I look out at the sea and the sunset
and see You smiling back at me
The mighty cliffs surrounding, protecting,
remind me of Your saving grace

But nothing compares
with having You here beside me.

I could walk with You forever
In this living paradise
With nothing by my side
but You
watching You set the sun together
in that perfect place
Where I am changed by Your amazing grace.

The sound of the birds in the sky
remind me of Your sweet voice
The tree singing with the wind
Remind me of Your breath in me
The sky so vast and painted with stars
reminds me of Your gentle greatness

But nothing compares
with having You here beside me.

I could walk with You forever
In this living paradise
With nothing by my side
but You
watching You set the sun together
in that perfect place
Where I am changed by Your amazing grace.

So that's it basically. That was the point where I truly noticed that God's gifts cannot be kept to one's self. They're meant to be used to serve, to be shared, for the greater Glory of the One True God. What I think of it (or what others do for that matter) doesn't matter. As long as I'm doing it for my God it is unique and beautiful in His eyes. God doesn't waste gifts on anyone, every gift is there to be used for a reason, even if the reason is not clear.

Some other scriptures about talents:

Ephesians 4:11-16
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

1 Corinthians 12:4-7
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. 7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good

Psalm 139:13-15

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

Hope I made sense!
God bless,
Sara x x x

Philippians 2:13
For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose


maria angela said...

waaw sa!! what a beautiful post!! keep it up pupa!!! =D xxxxx God blss u aaalways ^^

Amy said...

loving the song xD

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