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Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-11


Wednesday

Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Now, concerning what you wrote about the gifts from the Holy Spirit.
I want you to know the truth about them, my brothers and sisters. 2You know that while you were still heathen, you were led astray in many ways to the worship of lifeless idols. 3I want you to know that no one who is led by God’s Spirit can say “A curse on Jesus!” and no one can confess “Jesus is Lord”, without being guided by the Holy Spirit.
4 There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. 5There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served. 6There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives ability to all for their particular service. 7The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all. 8The Spirit gives one person a message full of wisdom, while to another person the same Spirit gives a message full of knowledge. 9One and the same Spirit gives faith to one person, while to another person he gives the power to heal. 10The Spirit gives one person the power to work miracles; to another, the gift of speaking God’s message; and to yet another, the ability to tell the difference between gifts that come from the Spirit and those that do not. To one person he gives the ability to speak in strange tongues, and to another he gives the ability to explain what is said. 11But it is one and the same Spirit who does all this; as he wishes, he gives a different gift to each person.

Think

Yesterday's reading spoke of a partnership and new identity that comes from relationship and covenant with God.  Part of that new identity is new ability - Spiritual giftedness.  Our task is not only to recognize our own Spiritual giftedness but also to recognize the Spiritual gifts of others who help us along the way.

Pray

Lord help me to discover my gifts.  Help me to see the gifts of others.

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