I so love digging into God’s Bible to learn what he says to us. Reading the Word of God continues to transform my life. Each season, just like it is explained to us in Ecclesiastes 3, has a purpose under heaven. There is a time to plant seeds, which leads to a harvest time. When the harvest comes, we have this blessing, and must continue to walk out the season to utilize the blessing as an offering, not only to God but to share with others.
As I was driving home the other day, in the midst of winter with snow all over, and coldness in the air (it was about degrees), I passed many farms, one after another. It got me thinking about how each home, each plot of land was utilized by a family that had to be purposeful and diligent each spring to prepare for the wintertime.
Each farm prepares something different, corn, pumpkins, watermelon etc. Sometimes there are chickens, pigs and cows as well that must be maintained in a healthy manner so we the public have food to eat. It also brought to mind too, how unique we all are. Some are farmers, others are doctors or retailers, bakers, construction workers, all bringing their unique and special qualities to others.
What a special gift that is, to be given a place in this very big world for such a time as this.
What am I doing with this gift? Am I focused and diligent with my time to fulfill what God has gifted me to “do”?
I am in awe of the persons who can sing or play an instrument, and what a blessing it is to be the recipient of those gifts.
What is your gift to offer to the world? Do you have a dream or vision of what you would LIKE to become? If so, please share in the comments below what your special place in this world is and how it blesses others.
Enjoy the photos below that I took of this wide open space, which represents the opportunities to grow in life. Do it – go after your dream – after all the maker of your life gave you that desire! He will help you fulfill it!
Do you like digging into God’s Word too? Do you journal or reference the Bible, and verse map? Such a creative way to put God’s Word deep in your heart! If you don’t , I challenge you to do so at least once a week, it will become a daily devotion once you begin this mighty and amazing habit! You will grow leaps and bounds!
Here are some scriptures to begin with:
Ecclesiastes 3 There is a season for all things
Psalm: 4:6 Let the light of your face shine upon me O Lord
Psalm 8 Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth
Numbers 13:20-21 be of good courage, the Lord your God is with you!
Numbers 13:27-28 “We went where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
James 1:17 every perfect gift is from God
1 Peter 4:10 We each have a gift to serve one another
1 John 5:15 he hears us when we ask and we know he will answer our prayers
Time for prayer:
Thank you so much Lord for this earth we live in. Let us never take it for granted. May I see each street, farm, body of water, the sky, clouds, rain and snow as a blessing from you, as I know you are exalted in all the earth, you God created each and every thing we look at.
I bless you with my life. Let me be an offering of goodness to whomever I meet. For those who don’t accept your Most High Name, I will pray for them to come to the knowledge of who you are.