Faithful Friday: Being Faithful with The Gifts You’ve Been Given

Faithful Friday: Being Faithful with The Gifts You’ve Been Given

by: Debbie

Last week, I struggled to find topics under the same umbrella as the themes of Music, Wisdom, and faithfulness. I often find myself feeling like I am a “broken record” with these subjects. Recently, I was asked to write a guest blog on Joy McPherson’s website, “Speak Ike” For quite some time, I was trying to figure out something new and fresh to write about; but I couldn’t think of anything music-related. So I finally gave in and wrote about my difficulty in making friends in middle school. It turns out that was precisely the message someone needed to hear because I’ve gotten a lot of positive responses from it.

Long story short, never doubt the message you have been given. God knows who needs to hear it.

I’m sorry that there was only one new blog in your last newsletter. This week has had its share of family activities and “under the weather” days. This week has been full of family activities; since my dad had already offered to take my nieces to their dentist appointment, we took advantage of the opportunity to go to the movies. Two guesses on what movie we saw…

Give up??

It was Jurassic Park: Dominion. Not your typical family favorite, but my mom has seen them all and wanted to see this one in theaters. Still, I would suggest not sitting close to the screen because it was loud. Also, if anyone fears bugs, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Anyway, this brings me to Faithful Friday’s blog. AGT has done it again, highlighting its ordinary people with hidden, extraordinary talents. Case in point, there is Amanda Mammana, a 19-year-old who stutters but not while singing. Her original song. She sings to the judges an original song that moves them to tears-about her not wanting to change a thing in her life because that might change who she is in the long run. Her story reminds me how important it is to remain focused on our goal of sharing the gospel with the world around us. Colossians 3: 17 tells us to do our work always keeping God in mind; it says, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God The Father through Him.”

At the same time, we must appreciate everyone’s talents for their unique gifts from God; each has a specific role and purpose. Corinthians 12:4-6 says, “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. “

To see Amanda singing in action, please go to:

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