Friday, March 17, 2006

What Is YOUR Gift?

My wife and I were discussing spiritual gifts the other day. She was really excited as she explained to me that she could "tell things about people." She wanted to say, "I think I have the gift of discernment," but instead she said, "I think I have the gift of dissension!"
I explained to her (through laughter) that "dissension" means you have a knack for getting people mad at each other!!
Sometimes, it seems like we are really good at doing the OPPOSITE of what God wants us to do! We don't necessarily develop or use our spiritual gifts, we just do what it takes to "get by in this world."
I hope and pray that Tracy and I (and one day Fischer) find our spiritual gifts and become passionate about using them! And I hope Tracy's gift is NOT "dissension!" Hahahahaha...
Have YOU thought about your spiritual gifts lately?
How can you use your gifts and talents for the glory of God and not for yourself?

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Tough to Swallow

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, life has been a little..."interesting" lately.

Last Sunday I shared this verse with the teenagers in class...

Phil 2:14 Do everything without complaining or arguing

Wrap your mind around that verse for a EVERYTHING without complaining or arguing! In other words, your life as a Christ-follower should contain NO (zero, zilch, nada) complaining or arguing.
That's tough to swallow!
How often have you failed on that one? I'll let ya know when I've mastered it. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until I reach heaven!
What other things are hard teachings for you to swallow? What have you read recently that you've really examined in your life and found lacking?