"Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water'." (John 7:38)

"Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual." (1Cor. 2:12-13)


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Recognizing God In Your Talents

There comes a time in the life of a Christ follower when familiar talents we have taken for granted begin to take on the presence of God. The attention that used to be ours becomes His. We gradually realize every ability we enjoy is a 'good and perfect gift that comes down from above, from the Father of heavenly lights', changing from self proclamation to glorifying God, realizing 'it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me'. Our work and play start to exhibit a Divine purpose rather than a mere daily function. Others begin to notice something beyond the apparent human abilities that now possess the power of God working alongside them. The natural becomes supernatural, the mundane is now the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. This is the light that shines before the people who dwell in a dark world; the rivers of living water that flow through a dry and desolate land. When we empty ourselves of striving to be used by God, He begins to fill us to overflowing with Himself, and the Creator will be witnessed within His creation by His creation.


"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." (Acts 1:8)

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