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What Are Your Gift?

December 9, 2013

We don’t have to wait until Christmas to give our gifts. Some gifts are given throughout the year. In our modern day traditions, we are holding one hand clinched with the gifts we already have received while standing with our other hand open to receive more gifts.
In the church, we are accustomed to getting out at a certain time. Somehow, if services go five minutes over, we become agitated and impatient. We become agitated if a person has a testimony.
We may not have silver and gold to give, but we can speak a kind word. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. (Acts 3:6) God have placed a gift within all of us. He did it for us to share with others and not try to hold on to it. In the church, we want to hold to “traditions” of the “church program”. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God. (Ephesians 4:30) Are people allowed to bring and render their gifts at the church? Your gift may seem small to you but it will be grand to the person it was designed for. Your gift could be ministered through a prayer, praise, song, testimony or words of encouragement.
If God have placed a gift within you, He meant for you to share it with someone. We can’t be selfish and carry the gift back home with you. When you carry your gift back, someone is cheated out of their gift or blessing. During the holidays, many people are lonely, depressed, feeling unloved, missing a love one and hurting. A kind word from us could bring “light into their dark world”. While we are shopping in the busy crowd, take time out to be patient in long lines, speak to strangers and smile. Your words or smile may be the only joy shown to someone hurting.
We have to be wise enough to know “when to share Scriptures” with someone hurting. We should have a testimony on how God made a way for us; rather than leaving a person with “God will make a way”. Maybe, this person is still on milk and not ready for meat.
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:13-14)
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32)
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another. (Romans 12:10)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)

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