2020 - A year of multiplication

1 Peter 4:10

"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."

Gift of Hospitaltiy
I have been reading through 1 Peter and the above scripture stood out to me.  As we ponder this New Year and all that God would have us do or step into by faith, we don't need to look far outside of what is already in our hands and what we naturally love to do.  We are all gifted in many ways, for example, I love hospitality and it is a gift I have and so the Lord is encouraging me in that gift again.   But we all have different gifts and when we function in who God made us to be, we are fulfilled in who we are as a person and also God is glorified through us as we serve him.

Some love to bake, some love to sow, some love to teach and preach, some love to play musical instruments, some love to do administration, some love to create new inventions etc etc.    They are a grace we have been given by God that only we can do the way God called us to do it.  When we use the gifts we have been given to the glory of God, then He gets the glory, His name gets praised.

So I encourage you, perhaps you may have 'dropped' moving or working in the natural gift that the Lord has given you for whatever reason, how about considering picking it up again?  Perhaps you have a gift that the body needs that is not known and so isn't currently being used, but could be should it be made known.  The church that you go to may not be functioning in that gift at the moment because they don't have that person to do that.  For example in our church we would love a youth ministry but currently have no one who has put their hand up to release that gift within the church and grow that ministry.  So I encourage you to step forward and let your gifts be made known to the house in which you go to, so they can help you flow and function in all God created you to be and hence you will be blessed to be a blessing.

May this year be fruitful and abundant with all that the Lord has put in your hands and grow and multiply all that you step out in faith with and sow the gifts and talents expecting a harvest as the Lord waters and grows what is sown.
                                                                              Many blessings for 2020.

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