Everything we have is a gift from God. All good things are gifts from God (1 Timothy 6:17). Food and clothing (Matthew 6:25, 33), rain and fruitful harvests (Leviticus 26:4), faith (Ephesians 2:8), grace (James 4:6), wisdom (Proverbs 2:6, James 1:5), and life itself (Isaiah 42:5) are all gifts from God.
The essence of the Christian life is a relationship with God shown by regular prayer and worship that fosters love of God and neighbor. God has given each of us important spiritual gifts and practical talents for those purposes. No matter how great or small our talents, abilities and wealth, we are called to put them to good use. Find a creative use for your own special talent!
Each of us has something to give. We can give our money and our time to charity, be a friend to someone who is sick or lonely, do volunteer work, or be a peacemaker, or teacher. We may give unselfishly of our time to our spouse, children or parents. We may choose a service-oriented occupation, or we may just do our everyday jobs with integrity and respect for others.
There are many ways to give of yourself for God through the community life and ministry of Ascension. For more information, check out our ministries and call the office to speak to the Rector 206-283-3967.