I haven’t consulted Scripture to support my premise on gifts. The premise is a thought that popped in my head. Thought pops come with no thinking and without effort on my part. Thought pops are followed immediately by lightness and joy.
Here’s the gift thought pop:
1. God gave us different gifts or talents – writing, creating art, movie making, woodworking, understanding math, and so on.
2. God intended us to use our gifts.
3. Accepting and enjoying others’ good gifts is our role in completing the circle of God’s intention.
So, we are meant to enjoy, oh, reading Cold Mountain, visiting an art gallery, watching Dancing with Wolves, buying a handcrafted rocking chair, paying someone to figure out your taxes. Those all were the results of another person’s gifts. By accepting and enjoying others’ gifts, we show appreciation for the different talents that God has bestowed upon individuals. We show appreciation of God.