Use your gifts

April 15, 2020

Scripture Readings

Wherever you are today, I want you to know you are meant to do great things. 

So, what’s holding you back? Christ longs to share all his blessings with us - only he won’t share the spotlight with anyone else. So if you want to be a part of the story, you need to check your pride at the door! I know it sounds scary, but you must be willing to leave everything else behind. In this story, you aren’t the hero, and that’s where most of us get lost. Christ longs to share all his blessings with us, but only if we chose to listen to his word alone. The robe of Christ’s righteousness, which he has bought for his church, the Father accredits unto her. He bestows upon her a journey which, if embarked alone, will certainly fail. For this reason, we’re asked to check ourselves; before we can go out into this world, we must first dive within. 

Who are you working for? Why are you doing this? If the answer is that you’re seeking glory, praise and self-gratification, then you’re going to be left emptier than when you started because the story is clear. None are brought to Christ but those whom the Father brings. Did you catch that? Those whom the Father brings – it’s not about us. 

Where do we go from here? Once we’ve realized that everything we have is the property of God, we need to ensure that, unlike the steward in Luke, we don’t waste our gifts. You are to use your gifts to bring glory and praise to the Father. It is then that fulfillment will be found. So, let us be convinced that those who are truly rich are rich in faith, rich towards God, rich in Christ and his promises. Let us then lay up our treasures in heaven and leave the results to God.

Paige Goertzen

Brand new Ambrose Grad, getting married in August, remarkable young woman