Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I was Born for This - Gifts and Talents

1 Peter 4:10-11 (NIV) - “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”


 2012 was a hard year.  Heck, the last few years have been hard, and financially it does not look like anything is going to change for the better anytime soon.

Yet, once again, Everything has Changed.

After 15 hours on her own at the karate school, my daughter, Barbi, in red pants above, said to me when we asked how it went, "I was born for this."

In the middle of difficulty, people showed up to help.

In the middle of hyper busyness, she stepped up and made it happen.

In the middle of dozens and dozens of people needing her to be the karate instructor she is; to be the servant teacher she is, all she could do was know she was born for this, and love the results.

That is the power of the gifts of God, when you work within your calling.

The is the nature of the help that the Spirit brings you when you walk with God.

But there is far more to this.  She not only met and exceeded her calling, by so doing, she relighted the fire of my own calling.

Yes indeed, we were born for this.

This is the second time in my life that my daughter has brought me to the foot of the cross, and reminded me of just how awesome my God is.

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