We continue to look at gifts from God outlined in scripture.
God’s Gifts Include Eating, Drinking and Enjoying our Work Ecclesiastes 3:13 “…also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.” Eating and drinking is a gift from God for every person. It makes sense to ask for this gift for people who can not eat and drink well for various reasons. It is designed by God as a gift. It is also the gift of God that a man should enjoy his labor. This also is something we can ask God to fulfill as his purpose for man. It was given to mankind as a gift.
Every Person Gets a Gift 1 Corinthians 7:7 “But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that.” Every person has gifts from God. Many times they are designed to be used in community. Paul is describing that each person is unique. This verse is a great antidote to jealousy. Let us not waste time being jealous of someone’s talents and gift. It is for us to discover what we have been given, and develop them so we can use them to give glory to God. A composer needs musical instruments to make his work come alive. A choir director needs multiple voices of a choir to bring forth sound. Within a choir there needs to be tenors, altos, sopranos and baritones.
Stir Up the Gifts of God 2 Timothy 1:6 “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of hands.” People who seriously want to know God’s will for their lives seek out prayer. We see this in the Healing Rooms when people come to ask God’s help and direction in their job searches. We see this in churches when people humble themselves to come forward and receive prayer at the end of service for whatever is going on in their lives. Sometimes only after trying everything else, we see people come for prayer about their physical ailments. God hears every one of these prayers. He also loves it when healthy people seek prayer through the laying on of hands to stir up the gifts of God in them to fulfill the calling of God for their lives.
See more on God’s Christmas Presents: God’s Christmas Presents Part 3
Check out some of God’s other Christmas Presents: God’s Christmas Presents Part 1