So many questions arise when it comes to our spiritual gifts. Do I have a spiritual gift? How do I know? How do I get one? These are all valid questions, and there are different gifts for everyone. People often mistake somethings as being a spiritual gift like "I am really good at video games and that is my spiritual gift," well I am sure that is a gift, but it is not a spiritual gift from God. Gods spiritual gifts are going to be gifts that will be used for the Glory of His kingdom. In other words, you may be given the gift to speak in tongues, or play a musical instrument, never have played before, and this is used for His benefit. Being a disciple and using those gifts is what God gives spiritual gifts for.
We all deal with different things in our lives. Sometimes we get carried away with so much on our plates that there are too many things happening at once and then everything crashes down on us and we are at a low point in our lives. Look at Noah. This man was a person that loved God unconditionally and there were a lot of things on this guys plate. Because he kept his focus on God, Noah persevered and survived. Just like that things that happen in our lives, if we keep God our number one and stay focused, no matter what is going on and no matter how many things we may have on our plate, God will be there to guide us.
This last week at Youth Group we talked about dealing with bullies like David dealt with Goliath. We all have bullies in our lives and God will give us the power to deal with the situations that we come across. Just like David said that Goliath did not scare him because he had the power of God. If you are a bully, know that God does not get pleased with mean people. Learn to love and trust in the Lord, and always remember, "How would Jesus treat you before you go and pick on that person that is easy to pick on."
This past Volleyball season, the Corbett high school girls have been undefeated and played really well. Great job Lady Cards!! This reminded me of a time in the bible when the Israelite people were out in the desert and they were trying to get to the promised land. God had them go to the city of Jericho and march around for a little while. They then blew their trumpets and the walls of the city came tumbling down. What a victory through the grace of God. That story reminded me of this volleyball team because these girls had to be victorious time after time to get to where they were. Just like the Israelite people time and time again would be victorious through the grace of God.
Loving God, following God and seeking more of him!