Identifying God-Given Gifts and Talents
I didn't write a post for this series last week because I didn't feel like I had gotten back in the groove of writing since the Christmas break but after the past few days I have realized that God was talking to me through some friends and through a message at our church on this very subject and that maybe just maybe I needed to hear this stuff before I wrote my post. :)
In Stormie's book on this Chapter she says the following:
We prayed our children's eyes would be turned away from the world and focused on what God had called them to do. We prayed that God would open the doors they were to go through and shut all doors that they were not to enter.
What gifts and talents has God planted in your child? Every child has them. They are there, whether you can see them or not. The Bible says, "Each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that" (1 Corinthians 7:7). Sometimes it takes prayer to uncover them.
When God gives you a glimpse of your child's potential for greatness, love and pray him or her into being that. The Bible says, "Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before unknown men" (Proverbs 22:29). Pray that your child will develop and excel in the gifts and talents God has given him or her, and let them know they have a unique purpose and significance in this world.
Each child has special gifts and talents. We need to pray for them to be identified, revealed, developed, nurtured, and used for God's glory.
Well, it would be really hard for me to add anything to what Stormie just said in her book for a couple of reasons. One because she did an excellent job and two because I am still in this stage of prayer for my kids and I see area's that I need to correct in my prayers for them. I will write more on this at a later time. So I encourage you to begin right now praying for your children and for the gift and talent that God has placed in them to be revealed so that they can use it for God and His work.