So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him. (NLT)
Doesn’t it make you feel wonderful to know you have given your children what they’ve asked for on their Christmas list? Now, think about how much more your heavenly Father also wants to give you good gifts. God loves you and it makes Him happy to bless you with the desires of your heart. God already knows what you need before you ask, if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
Every child is a blessing and a gift from God, unique and special in their own way. It is up to us to guide and protect them and to teach them the ways of the Lord. Inspire and encourage your children by being an example of what it is to be a child of God. Pray for your children and ask God to bless them and don’t forget to thank the Lord for this special blessing.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
God gives each of us talents, abilities, and gifts to use along with the unique life experiences we each have to realize our purpose in life so we can fulfill our responsibility of serving others as a result of God’s grace. God expects us to use the gifts we have been given by making ourselves available to be used by him.
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
A soul on fire is a heart that has moved from knowing who God is to having a personal relationship with God. It is passionate about sharing the Word of God and the love of God with hurting people. Be sure to keep your flame fanned by using the gifts God has given you to help bring salvation and hope to the lost.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
God has given you gifts specific to the purpose he has for you. Your job is to figure out what you are passionate about and how to use those gifts to bless the world around you. Your goal should be to use up every bit of your gift so that the Lord is glorified.