So yesterday morning I got in my car for an early meeting and backed up in my driveway. I was about to pull out onto the road when I look up over my hood and right in the middle of the hood of my car was a big frog, it looked for all the world like it was looking right at me. I drove down to the end of the road thinking he would jump off but he didn’t he hung on.
Down at the end of the road I get out of my car reach out to take the frog off the hood of my car and suddenly he talks to me… He says clear as day; “Hey. Kiss me and I will turn into a beautiful woman.”
I have to admit I was shocked. “What did you say?” I say, buying time…
He says; “I said kiss me and I will turn into a beautiful woman.”
I grabbed that frog put him in a box in my trunk…
“What are you doing?” he says.
I say, “I already have a beautiful woman, what I really want is a talking frog but I’ve never had a talking frog. That could be be worth something.”
You may have guessed that most of that story was a tall tale… I made it upon as a cheap tactic to capture your attention. But you have to admit, a talking frog could be very valuable.
If you are a Jesus-follower you have probably learned that you received a valuable gift from God the moment you were saved. You were give a spiritual gift, maybe more than one, when were saved. What could be more valuable. Your spiritual gift is for the purpose of powerful service in the work of the church.
Think of it. You have been given the indwelling Spirit and you have been empowered to serve in the church in ways that are super-human.
That is a valuable gift… how are you using it?
Summit Township, Michigan
August 26, 2018