Shared Gifts

1 Peter 3-4, Leviticus 12-13

1 Peter 4:10 – As each as received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied gifts of grace.

Lord God, heavenly Father, you have given gifts to me.  You formed me in my mother’s womb, making me just the way you wanted me to be with all my skills, passions, and desires – except for the sinful ones, Lord God; you didn’t give me those.   You gave me gifts from your Spirit to serve other people. Today, as I live my life help me to consider how I might use what you have given me for the people that I may meet.  Help me use the physical blessings that you have given me to bless other people, to encourage them, and to help them in their need.  Help me to use the skills that you’ve given me to help people where I’m gifted and able.  Help me to use the Word that you’ve planted in me and that I continue to learn from every day to give hope about Jesus to those without hope, to teach the faith to those who need to grow in it, to teach the truth of the Scriptures to those who don’t know it.  Help me use what you have given me today, dear Father, the time, the treasures, the talents, the skills, the moments – to serve other people.  Make me a great manager of every moment and of every interaction that I would be a servant in those moments and in those interactions.  All for you, dear Father, I do it.  Amen.