Thursday, July 21, 2011

Embrace Your Gifts

I started reading a wonderful daily devotional recently called Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. The readings are written as if Jesus is talking directly to us, which is why I love reading this little book so much.

It seems to never fail that every morning when I open it up and read the devotional for that particular day, something applies to a situation in my life that I am going through..good or bad!

For instance, todays reading was based on the Bible verses found in Psalm 42:1-2, Psalm 3:4-5, and Philippians 2:15. I am only going to quote part of what she wrote...the part that most stuck out to me and really plays a role in the dealings of my heart lately:

"Do not be afraid to be different from other people. The path I have called you to travel is exquisitely right for you. The more closely you follow My leading, the more fully I can develop your gifts. To follow Me wholeheartedly, you must relinquish your desire to please other people. However; your closeness to Me will bless others by enabling you to shine brightly in this dark world." ~ Sarah Young, Jesus Calling

I tend to worry a little too much about what others opinions are of me. I tend to keep thoughts, ideas, interests, and opinions to my self for fear of being put down or ignored. But, after reading this today, it made me realize that all I am doing is delaying His good work and His plan for me! I have talents given to me, by the Creator of all things, that I may not have even discovered yet!

So, Father, I ask that you will help me to be more of who I want to be; who you created me to be. May my light shine ever so brightly for you in all that I do. May I embrace the gifts and talents you blessed me with more proudly and may they bring honor and glory to your kingdom bringing others to know and love you! Thank you Jesus for holding me in the palm of your hand and loving me so much! In Your Precious Name I pray...I Love You Jesus, Amen!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Embrace Your Gifts

I started reading a wonderful daily devotional recently called Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. The readings are written as if Jesus is talking directly to us, which is why I love reading this little book so much.

It seems to never fail that every morning when I open it up and read the devotional for that particular day, something applies to a situation in my life that I am going through..good or bad!

For instance, todays reading was based on the Bible verses found in Psalm 42:1-2, Psalm 3:4-5, and Philippians 2:15. I am only going to quote part of what she wrote...the part that most stuck out to me and really plays a role in the dealings of my heart lately:

"Do not be afraid to be different from other people. The path I have called you to travel is exquisitely right for you. The more closely you follow My leading, the more fully I can develop your gifts. To follow Me wholeheartedly, you must relinquish your desire to please other people. However; your closeness to Me will bless others by enabling you to shine brightly in this dark world." ~ Sarah Young, Jesus Calling

I tend to worry a little too much about what others opinions are of me. I tend to keep thoughts, ideas, interests, and opinions to my self for fear of being put down or ignored. But, after reading this today, it made me realize that all I am doing is delaying His good work and His plan for me! I have talents given to me, by the Creator of all things, that I may not have even discovered yet!

So, Father, I ask that you will help me to be more of who I want to be; who you created me to be. May my light shine ever so brightly for you in all that I do. May I embrace the gifts and talents you blessed me with more proudly and may they bring honor and glory to your kingdom bringing others to know and love you! Thank you Jesus for holding me in the palm of your hand and loving me so much! In Your Precious Name I pray...I Love You Jesus, Amen!

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