Our gifts and God's mission
Recently, I had the privilege to speak at Trinity International University during their Global Christian Week. In this final chapel message, I shared a brief devotion from the life and ministry of Daniel as he glorified God with his spiritual gifts (the ability to interpret dreams) as well as through his natural gifts (intellectual and leadership abilities).
My favorite part of the talk (beginning at 19:30) was to interview Trinity Greek and New Testament professor Constantine Campbell and to discuss how as a jazz musician, he has a unique ministry in the world of artists. Campbell has elaborated on this further in a book called Outreach and the Artist.
Daniel 1:17 states: "To these four young men [Shadrach, Meshach, Abed-nego, Daniel] God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds."
What are your natural gifts and how can you use them to glorify God among the nations?
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