Day 87: Finding Delight in the Gifting (March 28)

This morning, my heart woke up singing.  I woke up feeling as if I’m bubbling over with creativity.  I began to look around for an outlet for this and found myself here, writing to you.

Yesterday, I was listening to a podcast and they spoke about simply finding delight in our giftings, before anything else. I can honestly say, before I sang a note for someone else to hear, I found such a deep delight in just singing.  As a child I would sit in my parents room and stare out the window at things no one else could see and just sing my own songs.  Sometimes I would simply hum a tune straight from my heart and when I did I would always start to cry.  I was very young when this was happening and had no grid for it, but it continued into my college years.  One summer I worked for a door to door book sells company and when spending countless hours in the car alone, I began to return to myself.  I would hum these tunes from my heart again and would always tear up.  It was in that car, I started worshiping.  I had lived many prodigal years, and was still right in the middle of them, but two very intimate worship songs from my childhood kept playing in my mind.  It was as if those were the only two songs in the world and I would sing them over and over and over again.  They were “Holy and Anointed One” and “As the Deer”.  I would pour my heart out in these songs, while I had no real understanding of what was happening.  My gifting was colliding with my flesh and while I was alone in that car every day, my spirit won.  Unfortunately, those days ended and real life came crashing back and well, I’ve already told that story, but I believe those were some powerful worship moments for me and the King of kings.

I have always found sheer pleasure in singing.  Now, I find sheer joy in writing.

Everyday feels like I’m finding ideas like butterflies and catching them in my net to bring back here and turn them into a way to attempt to draw others closer to the Father.  Make no mistake, I know all the ideas come from Him, but He has given me the privilege of participating in His process.  I find that a deep honor.

What are your giftings?  Take a minute and think of the things that make your heart stir.  Let God possibly awaken the creative inside of you.

Do you simply delight in your gifts? It’s a deep question, and a simple question all in one.

Take time this morning and simply be grateful for the way He made you. Thank Him for your giftings and today take time to operate in them simply for the pleasure of doing so.  That simple act can unlock a deeper gifting.  Simply enjoying what He’s given you can actually increase what you have.  It’s an amazing process of growth.

Oh God, thank You for the giftings You’ve placed inside of me.  Only a loving Father would do what you do.  Lord, increase my abilities so I can express even deeper places inside of me that are longing to be unlocked.  I will never reach the end of delight in You.  I find constant pleasure and delight in the giftings You’ve placed inside of me.  You are so generous to each one of us.  Thank You, in Jesus name, Amen.

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.  Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.  Psalm 37:3-4

You crown the year with Your bounty, and Your carts overflow with abundance.  Psalm 65:11

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