Daily Devotion Thursday, October 10

Thursday, October 10, 2013 – Psalm 76; 2 Kings 23:4-25; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and Matthew 9:18-26

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 – 4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; 6and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 7To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

To EACH is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. Another way to think of this is; I am given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

What I find is that we are really good at seeing how the Spirit manifests itself in others but we find it very difficult to see how the Spirit manifests itself in yourself.

One way to discover how the Spirit manifests itself in you is to ask a couple of your good friends. You could begin by asking what gifts do you believe I have? Then move on to asking how they see God in you? When I was approached by the interim of Community Presbyterian Church about considering a call to the church, he said to me; “Dennis, you have a pastor’s heart and Community Presbyterian Church needs a pastor.” I do believe that about myself and give thanks for this manifestation of the Spirit.

How does the Spirit manifest itself in you? If you’d like to converse with me about this drop me an email at pastordennis@mchsi.com. It’d be a fun conversation to have.

I give thanks for how the Spirit is manifest in God’s people. I give thanks for how God’s Spirit is manifest in you and me.

O God, open our eyes and spirit unto how you have manifested yourself in us. Help us sense your presence and the gifts you have given unto us. Each is significant, each is important. Reveal yourself to us this day. Amen.

Psalm 76 – 11 Make vows to the Lord your God, and perform them;
let all who are around him bring gifts
to the one who is awesome,

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