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When we are trying to decide how to respond to a given life situation, do we base our decision on our understanding of God’s will for our lives or on some need of our own ego? Today’s passage guides our thoughts. Verses 1-3 note that we first acknowledge the one...
Dear God, I am often tempted to envy the spiritual gifts of others. When I do that, I downplay and neglect the gifts that you have given me. Help me realize that you don’t give your gifts for our benefit but for the building up of the body of Christ. May I acknowledge that you are the one doing the work when I participate with you in using my gifts. Amen.
“Prayer, searching the scripture, and service are means of entering into and sharing the heart, mind, and work of Christ. A balanced spiritual practice helps us get in step with the transforming rhythm of Jesus’ life with God: work and worship, engagement and rest, service and Sabbath, contemplation and action.” Read more.