Note to reader: This is a single part of a multi-sectioned devotional series surrounding the transMission album, “Majestic.” All of the devotionals will be filed under the category marked “Walking in His ‘Majestic’ Presence.”
Gift from Heaven
“I have a song that Jesus gave me”
I have heard people say that they prefer to give gifts than to receive them. I hear stories about the looks on people’s faces and the joy that it brings them. I may be the only person to admit this but I like getting presents. I like the look in my own eyes and I like the joy it brings me! Don’t get me wrong! I enjoy giving gifts, but I like getting them as well. What I don’t like doing is telling people what I want! It makes me feel weird. This puts me in a difficult position. I like getting presents, but I do not like telling people what I want. So, guess what I want already! My wife says that I am difficult to buy things for. She is probably right.
If I can be honest with you, one of the reasons that I cannot tell people what I want is because I usually do not know myself! I do not have a list of things I want or need running through my head. I am horrible when I go shopping! I look at something and if I need it I’ll get it. If I don’t, I sometimes get it just in case I might need it. You could almost say that I do not know what I need or what is best for me.
1 Corinthians 12:7 – A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.
Scripture tells us that God has given everyone a gift(s). He decides what gifts he gives to what people. The important thing to remember is that our gifts were given to help each other.
And with my life I sing Your melody
Our lives should “sing out” with our gifts. When our gifts are used together, we hear “Heaven’s harmony” that was “sent from above”. Since we are given a specific gift, we are meant to depend on each other, to work with each other. Let’s face it! The world would be a very boring place if everyone was like me. It would be a very good-looking place, but boring nonetheless. Soloists are great, but give me a choir any day. Everyone loves a hero, but what the world needs is a team, the body of Christ supporting each other with their gifts for the benefit of all!
So, my thought is this…
The true gift from God is not the gifts that He has given us, as great as they are. The true gift from God is our ability to work together to further His kingdom.
So, with your life, will you join me in singing the melody of love?