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Pile of gorgeous gifts

Pile of gorgeous gifts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

1 Corinthians 12:4 (NKJV)

There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit

 

The keyboard had been still for so long that a fine sheen of dust was starting to form.  How could this be?  There was a project a deadline and expectations, yet the torrent of words would not and did not come.  A few trickled out but they just were not good enough. Dull, flat, lifeless and totally without meaning.

 

Fingers diligently knitted away at air then began, cranking out hats, cowls and scarves.  Preparing breakfast and managing loads of laundry but no words.  Anxiety set in, “must force self to write words” became my mantra, still silence persistently continued.

 

Physically, I felt myself giving in to illness projected by my inability to successfully produce what was promised.  I deplore disappointing people but I had less than nothing.  I sat quietly, patiently and expectantly talking to God and continued to wait.  There were no words, until this morning.

 

In our devotional reading I was again reminded about how much God loves each and every one us and I got it.  I was veering out of my lane, heading into unknown territory outside of the gift and talent God had given to me.  God gives each one of us gifts and talents and when we attempt to divert those talents into areas not blessed by God for us, it just doesn’t work.  Words do not flow, art does not merge from brushes, fabric does not turning to the latest fashion and songs remain un written and unsung.

 

What God has for you truly is for you.  Silence does not mean that God is not speaking but that my ear needed to be tuned to more closely hear the lesson.

 

Making His praise glorious!

 

Ree

 

 

 

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Psalm 4:7 (NIV)

Rhythm, a sequence in time repeated, featured ...

Rhythm, a sequence in time repeated, featured in dance: an early moving picture demonstrates the waltz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

7 Fill my heart  with joy when their grain and new wine  abound.

The day-to-day can at times become such a draining routine that we forget that the word passion exists.  Sure, we can plaster on a smile and look happy but the passion that comes from truly enjoying life makes that smile look cartoonish and fake.

Passion exists in many forms, passion for food, writing, knitting and in my daughter’s case, passion for dancing. Dani Dancing (Video)    Watching the absolute joy on her face as she danced in the sunshine at the Strawberry fair on Saturday with other dance enthusiasts burst my dress snaps and had me shouting “Go baby!”   When we use God given talents to serve others, when we share freely of ourselves, roll up our sleeves and throw caution to the wind and embrace our gift of life, God smiles.

The storms of life are inevitable and today I vow to run outside with arms spread wide, head thrown back  and dance in the rain knowing that God, my father holds not only me, but the whole world in His hands!

Making His praise glorious!

Ree

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