Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 11/4/12

This week’s scripture is from 1 Corinthians:

“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all…”         (1 Cor.12:4-7)

God gives wonderful gifts to His children; every son and daughter born of the Spirit has been given gifts with which to minister, to bless others, and to bring glory to God. Each is different, each is special and carefully given, each ministers in its own way, yet the Spirit is always one and the same. We minister best when we minister in the gifts that God has given us, for then it is through the power of the Holy Spirit and not of ourselves that we do God’s will and show God’s love. Praise God for His wonderful gifts; use the gifts He has given at every opportunity; hone the gifts into an instrument of His grace that they might be used to witness, to bring knowledge, to bring healing, to bring truth and faith, to bring Christ to a dying world.

May the Lord bless you with opportunities to use your gifts for His glory.

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