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Given to Give

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” – W.T. Purkiser

Blessings. We have them, many of them. We count them. We may have sung about counting them. We talk about them. We benefit from them…

…and are thankful for them.

But, why are we given them? WHY are we thankful? Does it stop there?

Perhaps you are blessed with the gift of monetary wealth. Has it ever occurred to you that with that blessing comes responsibility? That there may be a higher purpose you have been equipped to accomplish?

Perhaps you are blessed with a talent, an understanding, a focus. We are not given any of these things purely for our benefit and enjoyment. Yes, by all means, we do enjoy them and are thankful for them.  But our thankfulness must develop into action – it is then that the Author of every good and perfect gift is glorified.

It is then that we are free to experience the true joys of what we have been given.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights…

Question:  What have you been given to give?  You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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AboutRebekah Johnson

Rebekah is a full time wife, homemaker, music teacher, blogger, and lover of life. She and her handsome man live in Denver, CO where they strive to live each day to the fullest for the honor and glory of our Savior. She enjoys cooking, reading, playing/listening to music, spending time with family and friends, writing, and loving on her adorable pet kitty, Sushi. Her mission is to challenge others to see each day as a gift from God, and enjoy the mundane as well as the marvelous, to bask in the sun, yet willingly find the silver lining. Her goal is to share her heart — she believes without a doubt that with God in our lives, we can choose to be happy, to live, to SMILE.
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  1. Susan says:

    I believe I have been given the art of hospitality and creativity. I love doing things for others for no apparent reason (random acts of kindness). I also love to create greeting cards — my plan for this year is to partner with a group to build homes for women in third world countries.

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