As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that I all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:10-11
God will use your abilities and talents to touch others powerfully. When your heart is to give to others from what God has given to you, He will enable you to do that. Giving to God and to other people is such a vitally important part of our life on this earth that we can never achieve all we want to see happen in our lives if we’re not doing that. It’s a major factor in realizing the complete purposes of God for us.
Prayer is the greatest gift we can give to anyone. Of course, if someone needs food, clothes, and a place to live, those needs must be met. But in giving that way, we mustn’t neglect to pray for them as well. Material things are temporary, but our prayers for another person can affect them for a lifetime. The greatest blessings will come to you when you ask God to use you to touch the lives of other.
If you love God, you will love people and be motivated to do whatever you can to help them. Prayer is a good place to start.
Dear Lord, help me to serve You the way You want me to. Reveal to me any area of my life where I should be giving to someone right now. Open my eyes to see the need. Give me a generous heart to give to the poor. Help me to be a good steward of the blessings You have given me by sharing what I have with others. Use me to touch the lives of others with the hope that is in me. Lord, show me what You want me to do today to be a blessing to others around me. Specifically, show me how I can serve my family, my friends, my church, and the people whom You put in my life. I don’t want to get so wrapped up in my own life that I don’t see the opportunity for ministering Your life to others.
In Jesus name I pray
Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18
He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor.