As we continued our series, #adulting this past weekend Pastor Rick talked about how adulting is healthy. One of the major verses he unpacked was in 1 Peter 4:10 where it is written:
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
Pastor Rick stated that we have specific gifts from God that make us unique. From communication skills to being a great listener, God has given us all skills that we can use to glorify him. Rick also began to point out that once we start using those gifts to glorify God, we don’t just become happy, we become joyful. Through God’s grace, we receive His gifts, which brings us joy. Joy is a byproduct of serving the Lord.
Pastor Rick also spoke that while we all have gifts, it’s a matter of how we steward them. Making the decision to serve the Lord with our gifts is a step toward growth as well. This decision is a declaration that we are no longer satisfied with living inside your comfort zone and taking a step by using our unique talents for the Lord.
Take up the challenge this week to see how you can serve the Lord with your gifts. Look for opportunities to serve outside of your comfort zone. If you don’t know what your unique gifts are, that’s okay! Take some time this week to pray and reflect on how God has made you. If you’re looking for opportunities to serve at E91, head over to our website at east91st.org for more information.