hybrid mixed media digital Bible art journaling entry by Elaine Davis | Gratitude Documented | Abundant Provision

Raise your hand if you’ve been participating in Gratitude Documented this month! This remains one of my favorite projects that our community does together as a group. Showing gratitude to the Lord is SO important and what better way to do it than a whole month extravaganza of thank you notes to God!? I’ve been working diligently on my 30 days of gratitude & I’m here today to show you Day #3: Talents.

hybrid mixed media digital Bible art journaling entry by Elaine Davis | Gratitude Documented | Abundant Provision

I’ve talked a lot about talents & gifts in past blog posts, so go check those out if you have time. It’s a topic I’m very passionate about. Everyone has heard the phrase: “With great power comes great responsibility.” But very few people have heard MY VERSION of it: “With super awesome talents comes a profound responsibility to use them to enrich the lives of others.” …OK so it’s not nearly as catchy. haha But it’s true. Any talent that you possess has been given to you for a reason. God doesn’t make mistakes & He doesn’t do things by chance.

hybrid mixed media digital Bible art journaling entry by Elaine Davis | Gratitude Documented | Abundant Provision

To show gratitude for my talents I prayed about how my talents have affected my life & the lives of others. The prayer I wrote on this page reads:

“Lord, you have blessed me so abundantly with gifts & talents. You’ve given me personal talents & strengths that have helped me make a living for myself & my family. They have given me comfort in hard times. They have provided an outlet for self expression & a way to witness to others. You have blessed me abundantly & I am so undeserving! I praise you in gratitude!”

hybrid mixed media digital Bible art journaling entry by Elaine Davis | Gratitude Documented | Abundant Provision

The gifts I possess have shaped my life! How could we take them for granted & not thank our Creator for all that He has given!? Even if you’re not actively participating in Gratitude Documented, your homework from me today is to answer these questions & document:

  1. What talents & gifts has the Lord instilled in you?
  2. In what ways have they shaped your life?
  3. How can you use your specific talents to enrich others lives around you?
  4. Record a prayer of profound gratitude for the One that gave them to you!

And remember that SUPER eloquent phrase that’s totally going to catch on: “With super awesome talents comes a profound responsibility to use them to enrich the lives of others.”

<3 Elaine

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