For those who don’t know what to do with their God-given gifts,
Recently I was moving boxes moving to our new house. It’s a “cozy” home with new carpeting, furnished cabinetry, and it has a small room for my guitars. I have played the guitar for many years although you could not tell by my playing. I did manage to play a few melodies. In fact, I had spent a couple of years writing songs. I enjoyed singing these songs created by me and the Lord as much as playing them back to him. These songs were such a blessing to me. It was fun to create something that also moved my friends as much as me. I liked singing to God.
If you were to ask me right now if any of those songs made it on the radio? Well, not yet. Sadly, against many requests made by family and friends I declined to get them published. It was only until we relocated that I saw a small dusty note-book that possessed the treasures that lifted my soul to the heavens and allowed me to enjoy the worship filled presence of Almighty God. I knew it was God that gave me those songs but I was foolish to think that those songs were only for me.
On the radio I do hear melodies, lyrics and riffs that albeit original, sound very similar to the type of harmony that I believe the Lord wanted to exhibit through me years ago; had I been obedient………
Recognize that the Lord is a good father and knows the good gifts for his children. He wants to bless his people and will place skills and talents within everyone to help his objective. He gives us these things for ourselves as well, these are the things we have in our hand to prosper us.
I believe God wants to speak to and through his people-all people. He is looking to find the one who would be willing to step out for his namesake and do his will- for his glory. So, remain faithful and prepare for the blessing that the Lord will use through you.
Don’t wait!!! If the Lord has placed something on your heart to do then I encourage you to follow after it. Be wise in your dealings, talk to your pastor and go hard after that which the Lord has placed before you.
So as for my music I will refine it and perhaps add a band, we’ll see how it goes….
Whatever you do, do it all for the Glory of God.
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Colossians 3:17 (KJV)