Place Value On God’s Gifts
1 Peter 4 : 11 – Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.
The gifts of God being expressed through us should in the end bring glory to God. First off, we need to understand that bringing glory to God doesn’t mean that God doesn’t have the glory, and requires that we get Him some glory, but it means that people actually get to see that the glory now belongs to God.
It’s interesting to note here that bringing glory to God is done, not through activities that satisfy our own lusts and desires, but through service or help we render to those around us. We are to attach great value on people, and see them as people God died for, or as people that have God living in them. The gifts of God at work in you are there as a tool to supernaturally express God’s love through you, and you should place great value on it…that’s what Apostle Peter is trying to say. When you speak to express God’s gift, probably as a word of knowledge or a word of wisdom, or words from the Spirit that can encourage, speak it, knowing that God is speaking through you, because He actually is 😊. Let your motive just be to express God’s love. Not to show that you have a better understanding, or that you can walk in God’s gift better, but to show His love. That way, you’ll be bringing glory to God.
Even when you help people through some supernatural means, do it with all the energy you has been supplied through the Spirit, it in a sense shows how much value you actually place on it. If you had to carry a billionaires bag for instance you’ll probably do with all the energy you’ve got, majorly because you value the billionaire, talk more God expressing himself through you.
Finally, to those receiving help through the brethren by the Spirit, value the help too, because it is God through them reaching out to you. God bless you
Lord, help me to walk better in love to express your gifts through me.
Author – Gem