Monday, August 10, 2009

Using Talent for Worship

"Mommy, I have a dance for you," my daughter told me. She performed pirouettes and arabesques, and twirled her way across the kitchen floor. She held nothing back as she performed her ballet for me as a birthday gift from her heart.

Isn't this how we should be as we present our gifts to the Lord? Carefree, full of love, and from the heart? There's a freedom in knowing that if I present my talent to my heavenly Father as a gift of worship, He will not reject me. In fact, I imagine His reaction to be like mine to my daughter's dance - full of joy and delight.

He gives us talents not only to minister to the world, but also as a way to worship Him. As long as I use my talent and present it with love, I'm not only obeying His will for my life, but I'm also worshipping Him.


Robbie Iobst said...

Beautiful, Jo! Brought a smile. And AMEN!

Joanna said...

Thank you, Robbie. I'm glad you enjoyed my post.

smithsk said...

You got me thinking again Joanna - you're blogs always do that for me.

Jesus' parable of the talents came to mind. Those that went out and took a risk to invest them, were commended by the Lord. Those that buried them and did nothing were condemned.

Your daughter is on the right track - investing her talents - and you are investing yours by encouraging her to develop hers.