Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. – 1 Peter 4:10
We all have our own unique set of talents. Some of us can play softball; some can play bridge. There are individuals who are talented writers, violinists, conversationalists, or painters. Some people have the ability to put others immediately at ease in their presence; some can tell funny stories and jokes, scattering joy and laughter in their wake.
Each of us has the opportunity to use our talents to benefit others. When we bless others with our gifts, we reflect the power and the grace of God. If our abilities are used selfishly to garner praise and esteem, the glory is dissipated in an instant.
It is good to examine our motives when we share our gifts. Are we good stewards of God’s grace or looking for kudos?
*It is my plan to document the arrival of spring here in this corner of Southeastern Pennsylvania through the progression of blooming flowers. The first entry is Snowdrops (Galanthus). I found these little beauties on a sunny slope while walking my dog Benji.
I am linking with Cee’s FOTD Challenge, Random-osity for Little Things Thursdays, It’s a Small Town Life for Thankful Thursday, Crystal Storms for Heart Encouragement, Just a Second for Scripture and a Snapshot, Peabea Photography for Sunday Scripture Blessings, A Spirit of Simplicity for Selah, Welcome Heart for Let’s Have Coffee, Worth Beyond Rubies, Kristin Hill Taylor for Porch Stories, Debbie at Dare 2 Hear, Rachel Marie Lee, Lyli Dunbar for Faith on Fire, Lori Schumaker for Moments of Hope, Crystal Twaddell for Fresh Market Friday, Embracing the Unexpected for Grace and Truth, Counting My Blessings for Faith ‘n Friends, and Knit by God’s Hand for Thankful Thursdays.
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