What can I bring?

Believe it or not we all have talents, some peoples’ talents are not as obvious as others, but we all have them. All our talents have been especially chosen for us by God, and so are all God-given talents.

Have you struggled to identify your talents? Well they are there, so let God help you find out what your talents are.

Every believer has received grace gifts, so use them to serve one another as faithful stewards of the many-colored tapestry of God’s grace.

For example, if you have a speaking gift, speak as though God were speaking his words through you. If you have the gift of serving, do it passionately with the strength God gives you

1 Peter 4:10-11 (The Passion Translation)

We all have talents which we can use to help tell others about God’s love for them. At this time of year, we have a huge opportunity to use our talents to tell others about the true reason we celebrate Christmas.

In thinking about what to write tonight, the carol, ‘In the Bleak Mid-Winter’ came on the TV as part of advert, and the words of the last verse came to mind

What can I give him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him —
Give my heart.

Maybe it came to mind because I had been thinking about what we can give to God when we think we have nothing to offer Him, no talents, no skills. But this carol reminds us that just as the shepherds brought all they had, a lamb, and the wise men brought gifts of great worth, we too can bring the most important thing to God, our heart.

This Christmas, bring your heart to God, and use your talents to help others find the love that only God can provide when we give him our heart.

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