All there is of me

Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:10-11 (NIV)

God has given each one of us talents. These verses encourage us to be ‘faithful stewards’ of our God-given gifts. We can use them to help share God’s message, help others, help our community, and to praise and glorify God. With God’s help, and we can make a difference as we share God’s love with others.

When I read the above words in 1 Peter, I was reminded of a quote I’d read a while ago, by Erma Bombeck.

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’

Erma Bombeck

The ultimate question for us all isn’t it?

If you aren’t using all your God-given talents for God, maybe you’re still holding back from giving every part of your life to Him. I therefore encourage you today to let go of every part of your life today, and give God your all.

Here’s Sidney Cox’s hymn ‘All There Is of Me’ set to the beautiful melody by Richard Phillips, sung here by The Three Sopranos.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.