Thought and Prayer for Sunday, November 17, 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019
November 17, 2019 GREAT GIFTS
We all like to receive gifts. We get them during certain times of the year and sometimes we get them for no reason at all. Gifts are given to us by others who care about us and want to please us. Some gifts we can use and others we can’t. However, the gifts we receive from God can be used by us every day. We have gifts He blesses us with that will help us live our lives according to His will. He works through us using these gifts and He wants us to build our lives around serving Him and others with our gifts.
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 “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.” (NLT)
1. Write what you do with your gifts from God.
2. List what God is telling you to do with your gifts.
3. Know God has great plans for you.
4. Seek God’s will and ask Him to work through you using the gifts He gave you.
Dear Lord, we are so grateful for the spiritual gifts You have given to us. We know we don’t always recognize or use these gifts. However, we do know these gifts are powerful when we allow You to work through us. Help us to dedicate our lives to You and make plans to use our spiritual gifts every day to do Your will. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
We are to use our spiritual gifts to serve one another.
1 Peter 4:10 “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” (NLT)
We are blessed with gifts from God that we are to use to help those in need.
1 Corinthians 12:7 “A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.” (NLT)
When we submit our lives to God, He will live in us and give us the power to do His will. His power and knowledge is greater than anyone or anything in this world.
1 John 4:4b “greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (KJV)