Monday, 15 September 2014

Offer what you have

Reading through Trevor Hudson's chapter on "What is in your hand?" has been a deeply revealing time for me. Using Moses story from Exodus 4, where God challenges Moses to look at what he already has in his hand, Trevor invites us to do the same thing. Take a look at the ordinary, everyday 'tools' or 'gifts' that we have in our lives at the moment and then to allow God to use them for his purpose and glory.

I find that we so often look around at others and envy their gifts, abilities and talents, neglecting what God has placed into our hands. We spend so much time longing to be like someone else, when we could be offering God what we have. I strongly believe that every single one of us has been given some precious gift (yes, even you) and we honour God when we offering this back to him.

So, please take a minute and do this simple exercise. Write down every thing that you are good at and don't be humble about this. List the things that others see in you and which people have already affirmed in your life. When you have created this list, then say this prayer:

 “Dear God, thank you for this _______________ ability. I give it to you. I commit myself to develop it as much as I can. Will you please use it to make a difference in the lives of others.” (Trevor Hudson)

Ephesians 5:2 - "...and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."

1 Peter 2:5 -  " also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ."

Living in Grace

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