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Monday, February 9, 2015

Using My Gifts As an Act of Worship

In review of John 15:8 it says, “When you produce much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified.”

Bottom Line:
When you produce much fruit, God is honored and glorified.

What this means to me:
I show being a true disciple by producing much fruit. This in turn brings God the Father, honor and glory.

To be a true disciple and to bring God honor and glory, I need to be using the gifts that He has given me. When I do, it becomes an act of worship on my behalf.

What I’m learning is that God smiles and is extremely pleased when I use the gifts that he’s provided me with. It’s not necessary for me to do something spiritual in order to bring God glory.

Today's verse says, “When you produce much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified” (John 15:8a AMP). When I use my gifts correctly, God will get the glory.

I won’t be able to please God with gifts I don’t have and God doesn't expect me to be talented or gifted at everything. He just wants me to use what he’s given me.

In the Bible, the word “joy” and the word “gift’ actually come from the same Greek word. It’s the word for “grace.” When I use my spiritual gifts, it brings joy to God, and it brings joy to me. One of the best feelings in the world occur from using my gifts for God’s purpose.
In retrospect, I believe God has equipped to lead, provide guidance / direction and some musical abilities.  Everything I do should be with the purpose of bringing glory and honor to God.  I need to strive to continue to use what God has gifted me with to serve others.