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December 19 2010

"Each has a particular gift from God, one of one kind and one of another"

- 1 Corinthians 7:7 -

    I really love to playing around with media stuff; making videos, photo slideshows, or editing video.  There was this time that I really put a lot of time and work into making a really sweet photo and video slideshow.  I incorporated music and killer transitions, video effects and everything.  I made this video that highlighted the life of my brother and his wife to show at their wedding this summer.  After I showed the video to everyone at the wedding, people all night were congratulating me and told me that the video was amazing.  I appreciated their compliments, and I almost let their praises go to my head.  I needed to shake the temptation of pride by reminding me that God has given me this talent, and all I can do is thank Him for it and give God the credit when people complimented me. 

    We all want others to notice our talents and to feel good about our skills and abilities.  However we must be very careful to not forget who made it all possible and remember to thank God in our heart and with our lips.

    Whenever I’m tempted to be proud and think I’m really talented, I need to remember that it’s because of God that I have any talent at all.  He deserves all the credit for everything I do.

Taking it to the Streets Action Point: 

What are some of the gifts and talent that I have been given?

-          Thank God in prayer today for all that He has blessed you with.

-          Go out of your way today to share with someone how you are grateful for a gift or talent that you have been given

Past Reflections

DateTitle
February 15, 2016 God's Economy 
March 8, 2015 Christian Ideal 
February 1, 2015 Jesus did not come to discuss the Law nor to challenge the Roman Empire 
January 4, 2015 A Liberating Mission 
August 7, 2011 Jesus is the Lord of all Things 
July 3, 2011 Geographical Proximity 
April 3, 2011 Are the Poor with us? 
February 13, 2011 War & Peace 
January 30, 2011 To Give or to Get? 
December 19, 2010 Your Talent - God's Gift 
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