Friday, November 29, 2013

1 Corinthians 9-12

In 1 Corinthians 9-12, Paul seems to talk about a little bit of everything.  He reminds the Corinthians of the Lord's Supper and it's sacredness.  He brings up the old days of Moses and the Israelites and the Lord's ability to test His people and reward faithfulness.  He discusses our freedom as believers and the tradition of covering one's head in worship (an interesting conversation).  In the end, Paul tries his best to convince the Corinthians that they all have important and necessary roles in the body of Christ.  

I love Paul's description of God's gifts for each of us.

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.

It makes sense, since the Holy Spirit is the giver of my gifts and/or services, that I should also look to be guided by the Holy Spirit concerning those gifts.

So, I started thinking about my gifts, my serving, my working with and for God.

We know from reading the Bible that every single thing we have comes from God.  But, how do you know when God is specifically calling you to use a gift He has given you for one of His specific purposes?

A prayer for today-

Dear God,

Thank you for blessing me with the gifts of your Holy Spirit.  Thank you for all the ways You work in me for your purpose.  I know that You call me every day, Lord, to glorify You.  Help me to know more clearly how You need me to serve and whom You need me to serve.  I pray for your favor and blessing in my work ____________.

In the name of Jesus I pray,

Grace and peace,

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