Gifts and Talents

Bible Reading: Psalm 90:9-12
Author: Mabel Munoz de Varas (Arica y Parinacota, Chile)
Sunday 5 April 2020 © The Upper Room.

When I was young, I enrolled in a technical college. From the subjects available, I chose dressmaking, opting for fashion design. This skill came very naturally to me, and I believed that it was a God-given talent. Ever since, I have enjoyed designing and creating, even though I decided not to turn my skill into a business. Instead, I devoted my time to serving my friends and family. As I worked on sewing projects for them, I developed a form of prayer discipline. Each project I undertook was an opportunity to have a dialogue with God. I would ask him to guide me with wisdom; as my hands worked, my heart prayed.

The years have gone by quickly. Now my life is not quite as fast-paced, my vision is not what it used to be and my hands are not quite as steady. However, I am still in constant communication with my Creator in every activity I undertake. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with God by my side. I am blessed that even in my frailty, he is my constant companion.

Prayer: Gracious God, thank you for the gifts and talents you have bestowed. Help us to use them in your service. AmenĀ 

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Would it be possible to have a section where the Gospel is explained for Deaf people who are not yet true Christians to view? Maybe it could be a translation of a good tract? In fact, as Christians, we can never study the Gospel message enough for as we grasp it more and more our love for God grows and compels us to share it with others. God bless your endeavours for Him KS