Uncommen: Resolved Mysteries

Devotional

Foundation Through Gifts

Hardened hearts tend to be the result of those separated from their purpose. Maybe we were hurt by someone; possibly damaged by the church or a family member. When surrounded by family, we find our mission. It is there we discover how our unique gifts are allowed to shine. We become part of God’s redemptive community. You have talents that are uniquely fit to use for God’s purpose. Your gifts are necessary for others. Maybe it is pastoral care. Perhaps it is teaching others about God. Each talent is from God and is essential for our spiritual growth and that of others. Because of our purpose, it is vital to know Jesus well and never forget the words of John, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5, NIV) Separated from Jesus, we cannot produce something, just like a tomato separated from the vine. 

We must also be receptive to listening and slowing down to hear God speaking. The closer we get to Jesus, the more He reveals. It is His desire for us to be fruitful. He doesn’t want us to be like someone else. He created you. The more He shows, the more we can share and reap the benefits of His vine. When we do things God’s way, His grace is sufficient to guide us in building a spiritual foundation. You have Uncommen gifts. It is time to use them.  

Uncommen Questions:

How is your connectivity to His vine?

Are you working on developing your real strengths or trying to bring your weak points up to match? Which do you think is more beneficial to the other: strong strengths or mediocre weaknesses?

Challenge: I challenge you to find out what your spiritual gifts are. Visit a complimentary site such as www.spiritualgiftstest.com and see if you agree with the results. It is possible to reveal a new pathway for you to grow your relationship with Jesus.  

Scripture Verses:
Ephesians 4:7-16
Ephesians 4:31-32
John 15:5