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October 12, 2016, 11:12 AM

You have it for others...

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us." - Romans 12:6 (NIV 2011)

The last two weeks have been different.  Several things have happened, some good, some bad, basically life has happened.  So you may ask, what's so different about that?  Glad you asked.  Well, the last two weeks I have walked up to my office door on Wednesday morning to find a simple piece of paper taped to my door.  These pieces of paper have not changed the events that have taken place in our family, church, school, etc.  However, these pieces of paper have caused things to be different.  Why?  You see, these pieces of paper have had encouraging words printed upon them...scripture that has reminded me that God is with me.  I have not forgotten this truth, but it's great to be reminded that it is a "reality" not just words that we read.  The other great part of these pieces of paper have been the hand written words that have reminded me that someone is praying for name, just someone.  Powerful!

Romans 12:6 state that we are given different gifts.  In fact, later in verse 8, encourgement is mentioned as one of those specific gifts.  What I want to stress, however, is that "we have" or literally "having" means that there is no doubt about whether or not each of us have gifts.  The question is whether or not we choose to use them.  In reality, using your gift shouldn't be a question either, especially in the context of what Paul is writing. Each of us has a tremendous impact as we use our gifts that God has given us...but we have to be willing to use those gifts.  And, just as I have shown above, it can be something small that has a huge impact to someone else.  SInce you "have it," consider how you can use your gifts TODAY to help those around you.

In Christ,

Bro. Grant

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