Daily Devotional - April 9, 2021
💚 Worship: If you'd like to play a song before you begin or while you read, may we recommend "Endless Alleluia" by Cory Asbury. Why not try asking alexa, siri, or google to play it for you?!
💙 Daily Verse: There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.
☆ 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 NLT
❤ Let's Talk About It: In today's passage, we see that the Holy Spirit is the source of all spiritual gifts. Essentially, God gives us what gifts He wants us to have. We have no choice in the matter.
If we continue reading the passage, we will see some more gifts listed. They are: wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, working of miracles, prophecy, ability to distinguish spirits, speaking in tongues, and interpretation of tongues.
So, we see that at different points in His walk, Paul is made aware of different gifts. He must have seen some gifts at certain times and others at different times. Perhaps some gifts thrived in certain churches. The exact reason why Paul has multiple lists of gifts is unknown, but it should help us realize that God has given His church a plethora of gifts to help edify the church and bring glory to God.
I'm not sure about you all, but I have always wished I was given the gift of healing. How amazing would it be to do as Peter and heal people with our shadow?! Though, what did Peter go through to have that gift?
We must remember that there's a price to pay to walk in our gifting. Remember, we must be willing to deny ourselves and pick up our cross. One person doesn't have every gift; and this is so that we understand that to operate in the gifts, we must work together.
💛 Prayer: Dear God, thank You for the gifts of the Spirit. Thank You Lord, for choosing which gifts You want me to have and equipping me with those gifts. Lord, I pray that if there are any dormant gifts within me that I do not know of, that You would activate them now in the mighty name of Jesus. Lord, I do not ask this for my own benefit, but so that Your church, Your beautiful body, can be edified. Lord Jesus, I deny myself daily so that Your truth would be made known to me in mind, body, and soul. Thank You for Your sacrifice Lord. Teach me to love as You love and live as You live. May Your will be done God, in Jesus mighty name I pray, amen.