Different Gifts

I love how my children play. They jump right in and play with each other. When someone gets hurt, all of them will come running to help or say its! Through relationships like these, we develop strong relationships knitted together by God! When we go to Church with all of our brothers and sisters in Christ, we jump right in focusing on God and each other. We all love Jesus who knits us together into one body. “so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:25-27‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Children learn early on about how good friend makes so many things in life better even when they disagree. The question a lot of people ask, how can we make friendships as an adult like children do? How can you develop relationships like David and Jonathan as an adult? In 1 Samuel 18, David and Jonathan were very different on the outside but had the most important thing in common, they love God! They focused on what they had in common, and used their different gifts for bringing God glory. It was their difference that made them strong for God. Our gifts aren’t meant to be compared to someone else’s gifts or for competition to see who is greater! We are to use them for God by loving each other, and to be the hands and feet for Jesus by being the light to those who don’t know God’s love yet. Peter 4:10-11 NIV “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 11 Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.”

Matthew 18:1-5 NIV
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest
in the kingdom of heaven?”
He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.