PART 6. SHAPE – BEING YOU
“God has given gifts to each of you from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you.” 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)
Where are common places we look for our value?
“Charm can be deceptive and beauty doesn’t last…” Proverbs 31:30 (LB)
“The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)
“Confidence placed in riches comes to nothing.” Proverbs 11:7 (TEV)
“The Lord says, “The wise should not boast of their wisdom, nor the strong of their strength, nor the rich of their wealth. If any want to boast, they should boast that they know and understand Me…” Jeremiah 9:23-24 (TEV)
How can I discover my real value?
“…The Lord gives me honor; He is the source of my strength.” Isaiah 49:5 (TEV)
____________________ I am a masterpiece.
We’re much more than works of art, we’re works of heart.
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb. Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it.” Psalm 139:13 (LB)
_______________________ I was bought with a price.
“It cost God plenty to get you out of the dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb.” 1 Peter 1:18-19 (MSG)
I am _____________ to _________________!
“God’s children are even more precious than fine gold.” Lamentations 4:2 (Paraphrase)
I am ____________________ to make a ____________________!
3. _____________________ my shape.
“Your hands formed and shaped me…” Job 10:8a (GN)
There are five personal factors that determine your SHAPE:
“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served. There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives ability to everyone for their service. The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way in each one, for the good of all.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 (GN)
“God has put it into their hearts to accomplish His purpose...” Revelation 17:17 (NIV)
I (God)...have given him skill, ability, and knowledge in all kinds of crafts.
Exodus 31:3 (NIV)
“For you have heard of my past...I persecuted the church with fanatical zeal...and did my best to destroy it...I was ahead of most of my contemporaries in the Jewish religion, and had a boundless enthusiasm.” Galatians 1:13-14 (Ph)
“Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.” Philippians 1:12 (NIV)
“God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.” Psalm 51:10 (MSG)