Friday, 30 December 2011

Today Reminder - 30 December 2011

My prayer for you for today is that you will use your gift to honour God, and that God will bless your gift as you continue to grow with it. In Jesus Name.

Romans 12:6-8
In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. - Louis Nizer 

Shopping is a strenuous exercise to me, especially this time of year when the shops are overflowing with people doing their last minute shopping. It is always amazing how people become little robots with no feelings. They would almost run you over with their shopping carts, they would get angry at the slightest of inconvenience and then there are the cashiers. They are also programmed to ask only a few questions and they never smile and almost never even greet, there are those that is in an important discussion with the helper and you are merely a fly passing by. How much do we miss, how many opportunities pass us by in a day? Do we just do our jobs and carry on? Do we just drive to work and get angry when we are late because of traffic? Do we live our lives for us or do we live it for God? Are we placing ourselves ahead over God’s plan? When God designed you and me He knew ahead what our lives would be like, where we would travel and where we will work. With this knowledge He designed us and gave each one of us special gifts. The sad thing is we rarely use them and when we have the opportunity we only give a little effort. We do our jobs as if the job needs us instead of us needing the job. Be more than just another worker, another employee, be the difference maker. If you do not know what your gift is, ask the Holy Spirit to help you discover your gift. Use your gift well and honour God in each moment. You are strategically placed where you are to be God’s ambassador and to let His light shine in an almost dark world. You remain in my prayers dearest friend of Jesus.

Cloudy skies over South Africa, with the promise of more rain. What a blessing!

Have an awesome day, friend of Jesus.