I remember last year June, a few of us poets got together for a poets afternoon. An amazing poet stood up to speak with the most intriguing voice. His voice just resonates, it stands out as something transcendent, because its a gift Father has given him. Strangely enough, he ran away from his gift for years, until finally he surrendered and declared "I love my voice." While others loved his voice, he was never able to say it himself and when he finally received the gift of his voice, he was finally able to seek Gods purpose for his life. This is beautiful!
This is the general thought of my post, but the prompt this week requires me to mention one gift that I have. So the one gift I honour in myself this week is the gift of compassion.
I don't know if i was naturally compassionate growing up. I don't believe I was, there was a part of compassion within me for sure but the enemy tried to destroy that in me, through much hurt and pain. However compassion and strength are two attributes central to my purpose. I know for a fact that it was Yeshua (Jesus) Himself who restored my heart and infused it with the spiritual gift of compassion. It's not a worldly type of compassion but a Heavenly one. My husband loves to tell me that he learned compassion through me and I praise God for that. When I met my husband he was very hard through years of hurt and although he has a powerful gift to prophesy and pray for others, he lacked the compassion many needed him to show when he ministered. God's gift of compassion is so deep that it is unexplainable. It moves you in ways unimaginable, it allows you to feel God's Love and Gods' heart for others. I am so grateful for this gift, it blesses me so many times and I honour it within me. It is interesting how our gifts build on each other - like compassion aids the gift of healing or even servanthood. The gift of compassion can aid counselling or writing, speaking or small group ministry etc. Don't ever overlook the gifts you have within you, no matter how small they may seem to you, because they are not small! They are beautiful, pick them up and honour them and ask God how you can use them for His kingdom!
Wherefore he says, Having ascended up on high, he has led captivity captive, and has given gifts to men.
Hey, if you are reading this please share with me in the comments - what gifts do you have!