Hey everyone and Happy August! I’ll get right to it. I was recently inspired by some of Beyonce’s music from The Lion King soundtrack entitled, “The Gift”. You see the title itself caused me to think about “gifts”. So, today, I want to blog about “gifts”. As you know, there are tangible gifts and gifts that are intangible.
Tangible gifts are material items that are given to someone or something like a non-profit, charitable or religious organization. For example, money, flowers, jewelry, cars, art, etc. are given to individuals for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and various other important, celebrated occasions. Also, some people give money, furniture, even buildings to their favorite charities or religious organizations. Most people give these tangible gifts to others as an act of love, respect, honor, or charity. And, most people LOVE receiving these kinds of gifts!
Intangible gifts are not material and are given to or shared with others as a show of love, gratitude, honor, etc. Time is a good example of an intangible gift. Sharing your time with someone that you love and care about is an expression of love. Knowledge or information is another example of an intangible gift that can be given to someone. Perhaps a friend is starting a business and does not have all the information that they need to be successful but you do. When you share that information with your friend, you are giving them an intangible gift. I blogged a few weeks ago about the different “love languages” and how important it is to know yours as well as your loved ones. Well, some of those “love language” expressions of love are intangible gifts.
Other intangible gifts are those that with we have been born. Yes, those precious intangible gifts that we have received from our Heavenly Father God. Some are spiritual gifts like Wisdom, Revelation Knowledge, Healing, etc. Some of us are born teachers, leaders, givers, servers, pastors, intercessors, administrators, etc. Other intangible gifts that we’ve received from God include, singing and musicianship; drawing and artistry; building and construction; athleticism; and so on. Listen, I know that some of these gifts can be taught but those who received these as gifts had no instruction. They just instinctly, innately know how to do these things. And not just do them or operate in them, they do them in/with excellence. The more they use their God given gift(s), the more refined and magnificent they become.
Now, for those who have received these God given gift(s), know that they are not just for you! You must share your gift(s) with your family, community, the world, and, yes, God too.
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