Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gifted

"For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another." (Romans 12:3-6 NKJV) All of us have different talents and gifts God has given us. Some are writers, preachers, teachers, sherriffs, humorous, even kindness, compassion and the ability to listen are talents. One might be able to climb a tower especially quickly, jump really high, curl one's tail into a "Q", or be a good hunter. But here's the cool thing, even though each one of us has special gifts we still need each other to use our gifts jointly, for the good of the whole. For example, take the building of an awesome climbing tower. Most likely one, or a group designed it, then another built it, then another decided what fabric/rope was going to cover it, and in what color. THEN, yet another group/person or two had to make sure it got to us. It took a LOT just so that one tower in our homes got to us. Each had their own special gifts in the processing of that tower, yet it took everyone to create and ship the finished project. One missing group, or link, and it wouldn't happen. We may not always like someone, but we still need to try getting along and all work together We all need each other and all our gifts combined to make all that is in our world, both physical and spiritual, function properly. Love, Beau

2 comments:

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Hi Pastor Beau! Thank you for that! I loves you blog. And you is right, I need to remember that each one of us has speacial gifts and we all make up one body in the Lord.

Licks,
Otis

Anonymous said...

Hi Beau! We really enjoyed today's sermon. I try to remember that it takes sandpaper to make a board smooth. The people who are our sandpaper are needed to make up smooth (and usable).

God bless you!
Beverly, Smokey, and Purrl