Thankful Thursday ~ Various Gifts


Romans 12: 3-13 (ESV)

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think but to think with sober judgement, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy in proportion to our faith; if service in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.


I am thankful for these and others whom God has put in my life that have used their gifts at various times and in various ways that have taught me, encouraged me, corrected me, served me, forgiven me, and blessed me. Thank you Lord for the model you have given us on how the Body of Christ can function with each one helping the other serving you to the measure of their faith. Thank you for your great mercy and love toward us…

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32 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday ~ Various Gifts

  1. It is so true. Think if our Lord would have given us all the same gifts 🙂 – It is good to know that I can reach out to others and share the gifts He has given me.

    Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

    Be blessed today and always…

    Eph2810, thank you for your encouragement. You are appreciated!

  2. For Thankful Thursday ~ I am thankful that God uses ALL types of people to make up THe Body, otherwise many of us would never be worthy of being so.
    Blessings to you Ellen.

    And to you dear Mary Lou….

  3. I loved the collage of pictures….it is so important to be involved with a body of believers that helps us in our journey! Great post!

    Crystal, Amen and thank you for stopping by and commenting. Blessings on you…

  4. This is such a wonderful way to recognize and thank those that have impacted your life so significantly. I too am so thankful for the body of Christ; my family. They mean the world to me.

    Blessings to you!

    Betty Jane, Amen and blessings on you too!

  5. Wonderful pictures. Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

    Have a blessed day.


    Lyndy, Thank you for visiting and commenting. God Bless!

  6. What beautiful photos. I read a quote once that said when God wants to bless you he puts someone in your life. He has blessed you indeed.
    Thanks for sharing

    Hi Bernadine, Thank you and yes God is good to me…blessings.

  7. So sweet a TT you share with us here. You are right that the Lord put so many wonderful sisters&brothers in our live to build up us better than before.

    Millie, Amen! thanks for stopping by…

  8. Ellen, I was tagged and I’ve tagged you for Eight Random Things About Me…it’s on my post for today (Thursday)…hope you’ll participate….Susanna:)

    Hi Susanna Rose, I’ll check it out. thanks and blessings on you…

  9. What a great post!
    I loved how you set up the pictures.
    It is great the way God makes our lives well rounded by the people He places in it.

    Hi Sharon, thanks for coming by and blessings on you…

  10. Yes, I agree that the PEOPLE God places in our lives are our greatest blessings. Thanks for a neat post!

    Hi Rachelle, thanks for stopping by today….blessings.

  11. Awesome post filled with thankfulness for what God has done! Great pics, too. Thanks for stopping by my place. You were the first in line at Iris’s. How cool is that!! Blessings on your day.

    Hi Mary, thanks for returning my visit. Happy to have you here. blessings…

  12. “Let love be genuine.” Amen! Sharing pictures is such sweet way to say “thank you.” Hope you don’t mind me borrowing your idea some day. 😀

    Ellen, thank you for stopping by my blog today, you blessed me with your presence.

    Lisa, I do not mind, borrow away! Blessings…

  13. Hi

    Thanks for stopping by my place. I love all the pics, it’s always nice to be surrounded by people who love you.

    Have a great day.

    Hi Ella, your very welcome…

  14. Wonderful post. I love the pictures and am so thankful to be “part of the body of Christ”. I loved that passage in the ESV–I had never read it in that version before. I love the NLT as well.
    You were a blessing with your thoughts and thankfulness!

    Hi Angie, I’m reading ESV this year and I’m enjoying the change. Keeps my brain working… thank you for your kind words.

  15. You are very blessed! Looks like a great group of people!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Hi Sharon, thanks for clicking over to my place. Blessings on you…

  16. To all of you gals who stopped to comment, wouldn’t it be interesting to see what gifts are represented among us…Thank you for leaving your comments and praying that we all will recognize our contributions to the Body of Christ as a great opportunity we’re given by the Holy Spirit working in our lives! Blessings!!

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