Romans 14: 8-9 – For if we live, we live to the Lord; and we die to the lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

In Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis wrote, “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” Jesus did this for us. Paul in Romans 14 wrote, “If we live or if we die, we do it for the Lord Jesus.

The church is the place where people have placed their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. All Christians are the recipients of God’s grace, and God has given us all gifts, to be used to further His kingdom.
During Lent is a good time to identify these gifts and go to work. God’s way of carrying on His work on earth is to give us gifts that we can use to serve Him.

What gifts do you have? In the Hartsville District Lay Servant Classes given each year is one titled Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts. It is a ten-hour class and is very informative. You might want to check it out.

Remember that God created “you to be you” and to do what only you can achieve. Don’t you think you should be doing what God wants you to do, No Matter What!

Prayer: Thank you Lord, for providing me with what it takes to be in relationship with You. Help me to use the gifts you have given me.


Max K. Jackson