1 Corinthians 12:8-11
To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and still to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
"God gives unique gifts to each of us, Anna," Jim told her. "We know they are His gifts when doing them brings us incomparable joy and satisfaction like your art does for you." ~Excerpt from Redemption - Adventures in The Glade
My granddaughter, Virginia Rose, like the character of Anna, Davy's younger sister, in my Glade novels, loves to draw. She tells me her favorite activity in kindergarten is art. Whenever Virginia comes to visit, the first thing she used to request was for me to set up her Crazy Sand. Not anymore! Now it's paper and crayons.
In perusing a sampling of Virginia's art work below, I can't help but feel this just-turned-five-year-old has a gift like Anna's.
But it's what Virginia draws when last at our house that has me convinced she is, indeed, gifted in art. She purposely asks for these objects to look at in order to render a depiction of each.
Honestly, these last two works of art amaze this Gammie.
And I pray Virginia will continue to develop her talent over the years, just as Jim encouraged Anna to do so, and use the skills with which God has blessed her to bless others.
With what gifts has God graced you? How are you using these to His honor and glory?
Prayer: Father, we thank You for all the gifts You have given us by Your Holy Spirit. May we use them to faithfully carry out the work You would have us to do here on earth. Bless our gifts that they might be a blessing to others. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.