Heavy Burdens! Unused Gifts!

God gives good gifts and add no sorrow the scriptures says. However, some gift itch where hands can’t reach sometimes? Have you been in a situation where you have an inkling about an issue, someone, and you are like it can’t be or maybe not! And then, it is. This intuitive signals are too many times accurate that you have become so cautious and too much for comfort it has become.

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Every gifting of God in our lives however, are meant to find expression for His glory and the good of humanity. No matter how inconsequential you think what you have been given is, let it find expression, allow it to manifest and be used for the glory of God. No man can receive nothing except it is given to him. John 3:27 John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. . Luke 8:16 No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light. 17 For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. 18 Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.

That which is in your hands friends, let it find expression. Make sure you apply it daily, it is meant for a greater good beyond your wildest imagination. It is like a mustard seed, let it find room to express itself. Let nothing hinder it, the more you apply it, the better it gets and it goes to fulfill that which the Lord sends it out to do. What a joy you’ll have brought to the Master’s heart!

Let not that which is a blessing, good for you and others become a burden! Don’t clog your system by not using your gifts. Release yourself to manifest your true potential. You have lots to offer my friend!  Let your light shine that men may see and glorify your Father in heaven. You are meant to shine, be a glow in the dark, a steady oars in a stormy sea.

You see friends, the enemy has tried severally to steal your joy and failed! He will continue to fail because your joy is a gift from God, it’s His presence in your soul. You are one with your maker for His life blood flows in your veins. Trust thou in Him more and lean not on your own understanding.

You are a victor, a sign, a wonder, an achiever, a success, a champion, an overcomer, a pioneer, a change agent, carrier of joy inexplainable. Infect everyone on your path with this wonderful joy within your soul! Let Christ’s light shine through you for He loves you so dearly.

Happy Sunday!!

 

Author Spotlight: Intentional Fitness – Working out your salvation

The scripture enjoins us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Mary Graziano Scro captured this and broke it down to pieces for us to swallow easily in her book Intentional Fitness. You see friends, to achieve anything in life we have to be intentional, be it career,living a healthy life,keeping fit, marriage, raising kids, living a good christian life, everything involves been intentional, paying attention for it to be successful and yield us desired result.

If we want to be transformed to be who God created us to be, then we have to intentionally crave the sincere milk of the word so that we may grow up in our Salvation. 1Peter 2:2 paraphrased. This Mary has been able to illustrate in a real life scenario, even with her life experiences.

Friends, when we study the Word of God daily we get to know who God is, what he expect of us and only then are we able to see ourselves in light of his word. God’s love is unconditional and in him we are new creations. 2 Corinthians 5:17. He loves us with an everlasting love and nothing can separate us from that love. Romans 8:37-39.

Intentional Fitness brings the focus of our Christian walk back to the source which is God, his word and who we are in Christ Jesus. Like physical fitness, intentional fitness in spiritual realm involves our exercising our faith by eating adequate word about God, our needs, expectation and knowing who we are in Christ.

Mary’s book is a must read for everyone who really wants to grow in their Christian work and be Christ ambassador on earth.

Synopsis:

We live in a world that desperately needs Jesus, but can’t find Him. 

Why? Because many who bear His name (Christians) are not spiritually fit enough to walk in His ways. And how do you know what “fit” is in a world that is increasingly void of any mention of the name of Jesus? How do you hear His voice to know His ways with so much godless static assaulting you every day, from all directions?

“Therefore, my dear friends . . . continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling . . .” Philippians 2:12 (NIV).

Intentional Fitness compares physical fitness to spiritual fitness and discusses similarities. Only by being intentional about your own spiritual health can you live life to the full as Jesus created you to live and died to make possible for you. And only then can you bring the Kingdom of God and His love to a world in desperate need.

Author Bio:

Mary Graziano Scro is an inspirational and lively author and speaker who intuitively weaves analogies and personal testimony with practical biblical teaching. A graduate of Christian Communicators Conference, Mary’s mission is to encourage others about the awesome life God has planned for them, if only they are willing to choose wisely in their everyday lives (John 8:31-32). Mary and her husband Don live in Marshall, Va.

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 You can connect with Mary on her website, blog, Facebook, and Twitter.