Well cars aren't the only thing that need routine service. We do too! We need to take ourselves. I mean this in the physical, social, and spiritual sense. Talking about how this plays out in the physical is for a different time and a different blog. Today I'm thinking on the spiritual side of life. I know, I know all of this should be one thing, not compartmentalized. However, I want to take our spiritual lives out for a second examine it and then we can have everything join together again.
When people talk about taking care of our spiritual lives we mostly will talk about quiet time, solitude, sabbath, reading our Bible, prayer, meditation, listening to God, and serving others. And all of these help build and maintain our spiritual existence. All of these are important. So if this is what it is, what is there left to talk about?
How about our gifts? This past Sunday I spoke about being useful for the Kingdom (What's The Use?) and discovering our spiritual gifts and using them for the Kingdom. The response and discussions have been amazing. You have to admit, it feels good to find out what God has given you and being affirmed in His kingdom work. I know I felt good to know how God could use me and from what people have shared with me, it made them feel good too.
Not only that but there was another revelation by some after that sermon and discussing the idea of spiritual gifts. What do we do with those gifts that are in us, but aren't the strongest?