Have you ever had a leaky kitchen faucet? Our family has had one for about two months!! The faucet sounded like Chinese water torture – drip, drip, drip!! Today, I couldn’t stand it any longer, so I took the faucet apart and tried to figure out what was wrong. Finally, I took my sandwich bag filled with parts to the Burnt Hills hardware store and explained my problem to the plumbing department counter assistant. He reached over and gave me two small springs and two rubber “seats” that fit perfectly inside my faucet and instantly solved a problem we had endured for two months (and for only $5.19). Those unique parts had been specially designed with intentionality and foresight because the Delta Faucet people knew that everyone gets a leaky faucet at some time.
There is a great verse in 1 Corinthians 12:7 that says, “A spiritual gift is given to each of us as a means of helping the entire church.” We, as flawed human beings, are able to make plumbing parts that are designed for a purpose. Guess what? The Bible tells us that ALL OF US were designed with INTENTIONALITY, PURPOSE and FORETHOUGHT to fulfill a special purpose “as a means of helping the entire church”.
There is a simple rule for helping churches grow. The better we ALL USE OUR UNIQUE GIFTS, the stronger and the HAPPIER we all are!! Come and learn this week how to find YOUR UNIQUE GIFTS and make the BEST POSSIBLE USE of them!!
God bless and can’t wait to see on Sunday at 10:00am,