Finding Ways to Serve God With Your Skills and Talents

writerEach and every one of us has skills and talents. Because I like learning and I like to explore, I was able learn several skills. I can play music instruments (guitar, keyboard, drums and bass), I can take good photos, I can write, and I know how the internet works.

I had several dream jobs before I became an internet worker. I aspired to be a musician. But the type of music I play doesn’t fit in my faith. So I let go of that dream and decided to create a new fate. Although I really like to be a rock star, but I believe that God’s desire should come first. I also believe that God will guide us if we would prioritize His will, which is what He did for me.

When I discovered my love for the internet, I found a new path. With my desire and newfound talent, I took this course.

I also learned that being a writer and a marketer, I could use my talent, knowledge and skills in the service of the Lord. I could write about my faith and share the Gospel to other people and promote the Father and Jesus to unbelievers. (I believe that the best way to promote God and Jesus is not through writing but by reflecting Jesus in our lives.)

As I use my talent, time and energy to promote products and services, I must use more of it to promote God.

I also make sure that I use my other talents to serve Him by playing music instruments in worship services. I could also take photos in church events if asked, and I could shoot photos of nature to help show God’s power and creativity.

I believe that we must find ways to serve the Lord in everything we do (Colossians 3:23). Of course, we must do His will first before we could be able to serve Him. If we do something out of His will, it will be impossible to serve Him. The first step on serving Him then is to do His will.

How about you? What do you do right now? Have you already found a way to serve Him through your talents, knowledge, and what you do?

 

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Everyday Miracles

everyday miracles

Do you know that miracle happens every day? Actually, it happen every single breath! It’s just happens so often that it become so ordinary that we ignore it. God is so good to us that He intervene in our everyday life. I could liken miracles into love. We are so used on someone’s love that we take it for granted.

Miracle doesn’t have to be as grandiose as the parting of the sea (Exodus 14:21) or as supernatural as walking on the water (Matthew 14:22-33). It can be as ‘ordinary’ as arriving at home safely every day, staying healthy, having a new-born baby, a life changed after evangelism, being awake (alive) every morning, and being able to breathe every second.

These miracles have become the norm of life because science has conditioned us that this is what life is supposed to be and this is how our body and nature works. We ignore the truth that the hands of God are behind these natural activities of nature.

Even in tragedy or in accident, even though we were still hurt or affected, we must be able to recognize miracles in these incidents. Just because we were hurt or bleed doesn’t mean God doesn’t protected us.

What makes me thank the Lord every time I get into accidents (I’m a bike rider), is that I always think that things could’ve been worse.

I consider miracles as another form of God’s love to us.  It is a sign that He cares and He’s in control of everything.

Why don’t we acknowledge every single day again as a miracle or a blessing from God? He is the reason that after a long day of work, we are able to return on our home and spend (a precious) time with our family. And in the next day, another miracle awaits; we wake up, have a fresh body and mind to face the challenge of the day.

We must learn to thank Him every morning that we’re able to wake up and live and experience another day, and in the evening that we survive the day. In our chaotic society, it is truly a miracle to survive each day.

I added a category on this blog with a name Miracles. I will try to recognize every miracle that will happen to me and share it with you.

How about you? What are your miracles for today? You can share your miracles and be a witness of God’s love.

 

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