What are you good at doing? I mean really good. Did math come easy for you? What about sports? Do you enjoy adding up the numbers while someone else is going out there and doing the sales? Maybe cooking, or comforting those who are hurting, or motivating the discouraged. Perhaps you are a teacher? What are your unique gifts and talents?
If you were ever involved in a church of any kind, you probably heard that God gifts people, everyone, but not all the same. He gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as teachers and the list goes on. A creative God creates creative people (Imago Dei -in the image of God) and all us of getting to enjoy the creations of both. Unfortunately, some of us struggle to discover our own gifts, our own talents, and our place in this creative creation. Part of this unfortunate situation also may include unhealthy envy of those who have the more obvious gifts, forgetting something really important.
Do you know why the God of the Universe gives His creatures gifts? What is the purpose of all this diversity, beauty, and skill display? There is an answer and if it is not on the top of your mind, it may be why you struggle with knowing your own giftedness.
Here comes the answer. Why do you have unique gifts? Ephesians 4:12 & 13: “to equip the saints for works of ministry and to build up the body of Christ, 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, as we mature to the full measure of the stature of Christ.”
That’s a mouthful, but it is powerful. Let me put it another way. Your giftedness is to help other people, break down divisions, and reveal the true God. That’s the job of the Church. Think we could use that today?
This show is titled “Creatively Faith.” We are going to meet an artist who pushes creativity to a new level. She is fun. She is powerful. She is full of faith, and her story can not but help to inspire.
Welcome, Hope Harrison, to Church Hurts And.
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