Friday, 8 December 2017

New Blog Post: ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘God Given Abilities‘

Be sure to use the abilities God has given you through his prophets when the elders of the church laid their hands upon your head. Put these abilities to work; throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone may notice your improvement and progress. Keep a close watch on all you do and think. Stay true to what is right and God will bless you and use you to help others. (1 Timothy 4:14-16 TLB)

God has blessed us with an array of talents and opportunities that are uniquely ours. We should use these spiritual gifts God has given to us, and use those gifts to the best of our abilities. Our talents are improved by exercising those gifts in faith, putting our gifts into practice; everyone should then notice the improvement and progress we make in the name of Jesus Christ. We need discipline to develop our skills. That’s precisely what God wants us to do, and that is precisely what we should desire for ourselves. As we seek to expand our talents, we will undoubtedly encounter stumbling blocks along the way – things like fear of rejection or fear of failure. When we do, we must not stumble! We must take all concerns to God in prayer, and then keep walking in faith, asking God to refine our skills and offering up our services to God. When the time is right, He will use us – but it’s up to us to be thoroughly prepared when He does.


Father, thank You for all the talents and opportunities that are uniquely mine through Jesus Christ. May I use each spiritual gift You have given to me, to glorify, magnify, and exalt Your precious and holy name. Help me to be disciplined and obey You. I ask You to develop those skills within me, so that I may grow deep in my faith and trust in You. I ask this prayer in faith, for the honour and glory of Your precious name. Amen.

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