A Wondrous Life | Inspired by God’s GiftsAuthor: Bernadette Saddik
You are an inspiration.
I do not claim this lightly.
No matter where you are in life, what has happened to you, or what you’ve done, our Heavenly Father has worked so much for you, for you are precious.
So let me repeat:
You. Are. An. Inspiration.
You can, or not, bumble around, bluster, and be befuddled.
Because you know what makes you inspiring?
Your laughter, lifting up a joyful noise unto the Lord.
Your tears, yes, Christ cried them for you and me too.
Your struggles, we are not alone.
Your victories, encouraging our faith.
Your doubts, let us lift each other up.
Your mistakes, thank you for the lessons.
Your wisdom, thank you for the guidance.
“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us…” Romans 12:4-6a NIV
Your life is a light.
You have a purpose.
“Ye are the light of the world…Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14a, 16 KJV
It’s not always pretty. We may not acknowledge it.
But your life is always wondrous.
“I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Psalm 139:14 KJV
So yes, you, a beautiful masterpiece,
even though sometimes broken,
You are an inspiration.
“And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good…” Genesis 1:31a KJV
Please remember that.
Remember that Christ’s sacrifice and victory for you are not in vain.
That you, His child, are loved.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 KJV
Live like you are loved, because you are.
God loves you.
He lavishes you with gifts.
You, who are a gift.
As God has such blessed plans for you, so too do you inspire me.
“Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you…” Philippians 1:2-3 KJV
And, when you recognize this power within you,
This power to inspire,
When you embrace the power of the Holy Spirit around, or in you…
This inspirational power that is rooted in Christ’s sacrificial love…
Life becomes fulfilling….
“Filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (from Ephesians 3:19).
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13 KJV