Ruby made this poster as a thank you gift and presented it to me. It represents her sound trouncing of me in "Go Fish" and "Sorry" almost every time we played this year and our funny attempts at crafts. You do remember the this should be a turkey project
How we laughed! I left her a little teary eyed yesterday--but expectant over our last year together come the fall. What a blessing to watch this child grow up over the past three years.
We are blessed with the Gifts of the Spirit by the Father. Gifts which are given to empower us to do what He calls us to do. While the biggie gifts are the listed in I Corinthians 12, we also find a sprinkling of other gifts Romans 12. And this reminder:
We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.
And the exhortation following this verse to use those gifts. I am reminded of the old saying--
There will be a day of accountability and we will be reminded of how we used our talents. Did we take what was lavished upon us and stick it in the sock drawer for a better day or did we pour out the endless stream of blessings? Did it grow or did it wither and die?
Pondering--always pondering--How He would use me today---and bless me yet again.
There are different kinds of gift, but the same Spirit.
There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
There are different kinds of working,
but the same God works all of them in all men.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit
is given for the common good.
I Corinthians 12:4-7