Have you ever given a lot of thought to a gift for someone, you know, wanting to give that perfect gift, only to see it sit, or used in a way other than the intended? Have you ever given a gift to one of your kids that they really wanted and after the excitement wore off, it just sat, not being used? What about the gifts we were born with? How are we using those?
I just love seeing the God given gifts in people. Some people have gifts that are very obvious and some have very subtle gifts. Both just as important as the other. What a boring world we would live in if we all had the same gifts. Some people are servants, some are musicians, some have the knack for making anything pretty, and the list goes on and on. The Lord is very creative when handing out gifts and for that I am thankful. What I really love though is when the gifts are used in the way they were meant to be used when given, to glorify the Lord.
My husband has a wonderful gift. He is an artist, graphic designer by trade, but he paints beautifully. For years though that gift sat dormant. We were so busy doing life, raising kids, that he didn’t get many opportunities. In the last 5 years or so, because of all our years in Children’s Ministry, he has been given the opportunity to design Children’s Ministry departments all over the country. He has also painted a bit for us!!
He painted the twins dream cars on their wall
This one he painted for me for our dining room wall
This is a pre-school department in Shreveport, also in progress. They did a Garden of Eden theme.
What’s your gift? How are you using it? These are questions I have been asking myself lately!!
Thank you Lord for all the wonderful gifts you give. Help us all to see and appreciate the gifts in ourselves and each other, and to use them in the way you want them used. May we always glorify you Lord!!
Counting it all Joy!!