1 Peter 3:4
The unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit is of great worth in God’s sight.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” (Erma Bombeck)
Use your God-given talents to help serve others and make the world a better place for everyone. According to Scripture:
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. (Romans 12: 6-8, NIV)
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, either angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39)
An excerpt from the book, “A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of
A Course in Miracles” © Marianne Williamson, 1992
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
As we celebrate Valentine’s Day in terms of hearts, romance, candy, and other endearing activities, let us not forget that the basis for this celebration is LOVE. Happy Valentine’s Day!
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13, NIV)
May God send His love like sunshine, in His warm and gentle way, to fill each corner of your heart, each moment of today. (Author Unknown)