April 15, 2015

“And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely.” Genesis 1:31

When God made the earth, He created man. He created us. The bible tells us in the book of Psalms that He put us together in our mothers’ wombs — “knit” is the word used. When someone knits, it’s an artwork. It’s a beautiful pattern of design and artistry that shows that person’s creativity. Just so, He made us, and He said “It’s good.” “She’s good.” “He’s mine.”

He made you beautifully, no matter what words have been spoken over you. He says you’re His. So learn your gifts. Learn to know your gifts. They’re from Him, and He even allows us to grow in our gifts — multiplying them for HIs purpose in the earth.

So what do you bring to the table? What gifts has He given you that you need to be sharing with the body of Christ? What gifts do you have that you need to be sharing with a world lost without Him? Joyce Meyer on page 126 of “Trusting God Day by Day” encourages us to make a list of our good qualities, reading it aloud every morning to remind ourselves what we have to share.

Our world needs Jesus. Our city needs Jesus. Our neighbours need Jesus. Our families need Jesus. Our world needs us.

Prayer: Jesus, in my times of self doubt, let me remember what I have to give. Remind me, then let me be faithful to give.