Use talent to glorify God!

“Let’s march into his presence singing praises, lifting the rafters with our hymns!” Psalm 25:2

Hymns became alive to me during worship, and I’d sing to the glory of God, usually in harmony. Worshipers often turned to me after the service and say, “You have a lovely voice.” Eventually, temptation took over, and I began to sing to the glory of Linda and then wait to hear the response from those sitting around me.

Now, my voice is gone (or in recess). I either abused it or underused it. And, I wonder if God gave me what I deserved—a lesson about how to worship by singing to his glory, not mine.

Now, I sing “solos”–so low no one can hear my cracking and screeching sounds. I no longer sing in a church choir, and every Sunday when I open my mouth and sing, no one tells me I have a good voice!

Dear Lord, help me to remember that worship is about glorifying you, not the gift given to is by God. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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