Whatever gifts and talents that the Lord has given to us, individually, will surely open doors and opportunities for us. It is up to us to use these opportunities in service of God and of His Kingdom.
Let’s turn to the Bible:
A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. (Pro 18:16 NASB)
Your talents will bring you before “great” men. What does that mean? It can mean that our talents and skills open opportunities for us with people who are:
- Eminent in their field.
- Skillful or talented, or
A present is a precious stone in the eyes of its possessor; wherever he turns, he prospers. (Pro 17:8 NKJV)
An ability to make wise investments will certainly bring a person to the attention of many. A proficiency with mathematics or statistics will open a multitude of opportunities to an individual. An aptitude for remembering facts and a competence in using those facts to advantage is another skill that will take a person to great heights. These are the types and kinds of “gifts” or “presents” referred to in this verse of the Bible.
And now this present which your maidservant has brought to my lord, let it be given to the young men who follow my lord. (1 Sam 25:27 NKJV)
Even a physical gift can be used wisely to give a person an advantage in a situation. We are called to pray about our gifts and talents and to use them to the best use of the Kingdom of God. Along the way, don’t be surprised if the Lord blesses you with prosperity and favor, as well! Have a blessed day!
So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (Lk 11:9)
- This verse of the Bible tells us to ASK, SEEK, and KNOCK—with persistence. In the original language the implication is to ask and to keep on asking, to seek and to keep on seeking, and to knock and to keep on knocking! And when you ask, it will be given to you. When you seek, you’ll find. When you knock, it will be opened to you. This is not only a representation of the goodness and mercy of God, but also a model of persistence in faith as well as tenacity in believing that God is good and generous, and that He will answer prayers.
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. (Mk 11:24)
- The message to us in this verse is that our faith in God and in the fact that He cannot lie gives us the spiritual, anointed obstinacy to patiently wait—in hope and constant expectation—that our prayers have already been answered.
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. (Joh 15:7)
- As we memorize the Word of God, honor it, and obey it lovingly and joyfully, the Lord tells us in this verse that we may ask for our hearts’ desires and they shall be done for us. What a blessing!
And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. (1 Joh 3:22)
- This Scripture reminds us that as we please the Lord with our lives and actions by doing what is beautiful to Him, the Lord gives us whatever we ask from Him.
Here are a couple more faith-building verses from God’s Word upon which to meditate:
No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. (Ps 84:11b)
And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (Joh 14:13)
When we read the Bible with a heart full of love and connection to God, the promises that He has given to us shine like the genuine treasures that they are! So, keep on asking, seeking and knocking, and our loving Father God will look upon our faith and trust in Him with favor. Have a blessed day.