Release your gifts!

What are your gifts? What’s been put within you that leaves others uplifted?

Now is the time to stir up your gifts and fan them into flame! (2 Timothy 1:6) Be bold and courageous and put them into practice.

Allow God to move in you and through you to motivate, help and bless those around you.

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
Romans 12:6‭-‬8 (NIV)

Just think—you don’t need a thing, you’ve got it all! All God’s gifts are right in front of you as you wait expectantly for our Master Jesus to arrive on the scene for the Finale.
1 Corinthians 1:7 (MSG)

Praying bold prayers

James 1:5-8 (MSG)
If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.

God desires that we be direct and up front when we ask Him for things. He wants us to come straight to Him when things start to get crazy.

Too often we try other options before going to to Him (I know I do). We speak with our own ideas and solutions and carry on like He is not even there. Or if we do pray, we worryingly cry out not expecting Him to come through for us.

But He is just waiting to calm your storm, to bring peace and speak into the problem you are facing right now.

Try it! Come boldly and with faith, expecting an answer.

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