Spoken Over You
This week's message is Spoken Over You. Choose your connection speed to listen: dialup - broadband - transcript
Gifts and Callings?
Are there people who are gifted and people who are not? Does everyone have a specific calling on their life, or only a select few? Is there any reason for our dreams and desires, or are they only distractions? How can we know what God really wants us to do with our life?
Today we explore the Word of God on the issue of gifts, callings, and dreams, and ponder the intense interest God has in the special things he has placed within you.
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What Are Your Gifts and Callings?
"Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them." (Psalm 139:16)
God wrote our days, he ordained them, he put within us that which would point those days in the direction he ordained for us to go. From the moment of conception, and I believe way before that, God put in motion your gifts, your callings, and the makeup of your personality, all designed to equip you to fulfill the calling he has placed upon your life from the very first day.
Do you realize today that God has written that which should be spoken over you? There's lots of power in the spoken word. If we have a copy of the Bible that just sits on the shelf and never is read, it's just another book and won't have any effect on our lives.
If we take that book off the shelf and begin to read it, then it starts to flow into us like seeds into the ground. And as our heart is filled with the Word of God, we will speak it. We won't be able to help speaking it out. After all, the Bible tells us that "out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks."
God has not written a partial book about you. No, he has written EVERYTHING. Every nuance. Every tiny little detail. Nothing has been left out. He has been exhaustively thorough in his account of you.
Joined with the giftings God has placed within you from your mother's womb, the gifts of the Spirit mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 will enable you to become a highly effective part of the body of Christ, walking in the ways God has ordained for you. You will be able to fulfill your callings.
Do you realize that healing and prophecy can flow through music and singing? Or the word of wisdom can operate through opening your mouth and saying something to someone, even though you might not know why? Perhaps you're gifted in writing, in speaking, in singing, in compassion, in caring, in helping others, in working hard, in giving a listening ear, or in lending a shoulder on which a troubled heart can cry.
God has most certainly given you gifts. God most definitely has a calling upon your life. He has written it from the very beginning. And it's time to start speaking his Word, and accepting words spoken over you only when they agree with Scripture and with the gifts, dreams, and Godly desires he has placed within you.
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