Encouraging a higher standard for Christian music

Reposting this article someone forwarded to me - it is worth pondering [DM]
 



Each and everyone of us have been given special

gifts, to share and bless others with. Whether you have the gift of

cooking, writing, sewing, music, counsel, listening,

organization or whatever your gift might be, it is from the Lord

and is to be used for His glory.

At this bustling time of year it is a good opportunity to

slow down and ponder how we might use our gifts to glorify God.

Often during this time of year we find ourselves at the store

buying some item for a friend or family member.

Yet, sometimes the most precious gifts are the ones

that don’t require any money at all.

Have you thought about blessing someone

with a “generous heart”this Christmas?

A heart that knows of the Savior’s love!

What about singing carols for a bed ridden senior citizen,

or visiting a sick afflicted child, gifting a momma

by offering to do her ironing or bringing a meal

to a grieved widow.

You might start by writing a special list out for yourself.

This could be a fun project for little ones

to do and a neat way for mommas to teach

“giving joyfully.” Make it fun by decorating it with stickers,

glitter, and colored pens.

List a few names of people you would like to bless

this Christmas with action gifts.

 

{for example…}

Aunt Martha

*A hug and homemade card

 

Grandpa Bill

*Cut & stack firewood for him

 

Mrs. Smith

*Shovel snow off her driveway and doorstep

 

Un-Saved Neighbor

*Witness by singing Christmas carols

 

We live in a society that is constantly pushing

us to think about “our” needs, instead

of the needs of others. 

Let’s join together in prayer to God

that He give us a joyful desire to serve Him by giving to others

with our hands and hearts.

Learning this important virtue {of joyful giving} is key
to an abundant Christ centered life.

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace…” I Peter 4:10
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Comments on: "Gifts Received to be Given…" (1)

  1. We that have been given much, should give much in return. Most of us have not been given riches, but we all have something priceless to give – our self. It is said of the Dead Sea in Israel, that it receives 1000 of tons of water a day, but it gives nothing out, therefore it sustains no life, it is dead. Let us all give out so as to truly live! “Eternal Life is Living for Others.”

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