December 11th – Izzy Walker

Hello one and all,

Have you ever found yourself wondering where all the wealth on the earth is located? No? Well, I bet you are now!

In recent months, a quote I have found challenging is one by a Christian evangelist and ordained Pentecostal minister called Myles Munroe –

The graveyard is the richest place on the surface of the earth because there you will see the books that were not published, ideas that were not harnessed, songs that were not sung, and drama pieces that were never acted’.

As a Christian, I believe that God has blessed each one of us with gifts and talents, so we should really cherish them and use them to glorify God, our Creator. Far too often, as the above quote summarises brilliantly, we belittle the importance and value that our gifts and talents have, and they end up getting brushed under the carpet and forgotten about.

Gifts-from-GodLet’s set it as a challenge for ourselves this week to identify the gifts and talents that others may have, and really encourage them through that. Maybe you may like to set it as a challenge to do for yourself also? Is there a gift you have that you could use to serve others and ultimately bring glory to God?

I’ll leave you with Romans 12:6-8

‘In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.’

Have a blessed week,

Izzy x