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New Life Daily Devotion - October 30, 2011


Using God’s Gifts
God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you.
1 Peter 4:10 NLT

All men possess special gifts—bestowed from the Father above—and you are no exception. But, your gift is no guarantee of success; it must be cultivated and nurtured; otherwise, it will go unused . . . and God’s gift to you will be squandered.

Today, make a promise to yourself that you will earnestly seek to discover the talents that God has given you. Then, nourish those talents and make them grow. Finally, vow to share your gifts with the world for as long as God gives you the power to do so. After all, the best way to say “Thank You” for God’s gifts is to use them.

When God crowns our merits, he is crowning nothing other than his gifts. - St. Augustine, 100 Days of Prayer

God is still in the process of dispensing gifts, and He uses ordinary individuals like us to develop those gifts in other people. - Howard Hendricks

Almighty God created us, redeemed us, called us, endowed us with gifts and abilities and perceptions. To demean the gift is to insult the Giver. - Penelope Stokes

There’s a unique sense of fulfillment that comes when we submit our gifts to God’s use and ask him to energize them in a supernatural way—and then step back to watch what he does. It can be the difference between merely existing in black and white and living a life in full, brilliant color. - Lee Strobel

Today’s Prayer
Dear Lord, let me use my gifts, and let me help others discover theirs. Your gifts are priceless and eternal. May we, Your children, use them to the glory of Your kingdom, today and forever. Amen


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