Sunday, August 15, 2010

Know Thyself

Today's Reading: Daniel 4-6

...Because an excellent spirit, knowledge, and understanding to interpret dreams, explain riddles and solve problems were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Now let Daniel be called and he will give the interpretation. Daniel 5: 12 NRSV

The queen remembers Daniel's powers of interpretation. In fact, she lists his Spiritual Gifts: an excellent spirit, knowledge and understanding. She also knows his strengths: dream interpretation, explaining riddles and solving problems. No one else seems to recall Daniel and his assets. When the writing appears on the wall, it is the queen who knows who to ask.

Do you know your strengths? Your Spiritual Gifts? Personality inventory?

In other words, how well do you know yourself? Can you clearly articulate to others your gifts and graces? Do you believe that there are at least one person out there (besides immediate family members) who know and would share your abilities with others?

Knowing ourselves and letting others know what we are capable of is very important if we want to serve God with all that we are and all that we have.

God, help us to use our gifts, strengths, and talents for your glory. If we don't know what these are, we ask that you provide the means for us to discover them. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims

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