Monday, November 28, 2016

Post-Thanksgiving Thoughts

‘Twas the Monday after Thanksgiving, and all through the town, people were feeling the effects of too much:
            Football (as if it’s possible to watch too much football)
            Left-over turkey
            Left-over turkey2
            Pumpkin pie
            Christmas decorating
            Left-over turkey3

The reality of the Christmas season is upon us as we look ahead to a month of parties, shopping, and spending. Each year it seems as if the Christmas list gets longer and the time to shop gets shorter.

On this Cyber Monday let’s  refocus. In 1 Corinthians 14:12, God’s Word translation, we read, “In the same way, since you’re eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in them so that you help the church grow.” Paul was writing to an infant church that was struggling to find a proper balance in many areas, but who had passion. I love the passion of a new believer in Christ.

This morning as I read this passage I was challenged to look again at my spiritual gifts and see how I’m using them. Believe it or not, even in church work it’s easy to lose a sense of passion while living life.

Today I encourage you to engage your spiritual gifts and invest them in helping the church grow. It will ease the pain of too much turkey, football, left-over…you get the idea. 

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