1 Corinthians 12:4-7 – There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. (NIV)
Some days, I wonder why I write at all. Many days, I don't feel like writing anything, yet I do anyway. Why? The answer to that question is twofold: the Lord has given me a gift which He wants me to use for the glory of His kingdom, and the Lord has also given me all of you who are so faithful through your diligent efforts to produce the Daily or through your encouragement and feedback.
Too often as Christ's children, we feel we have little, if anything, to share with others. Our enemy, the prince of this world, is very good at convincing us that everybody else's gift is better or greater than ours. We look around and are very aware of how God is using everyone else in His church, but we never seem to be aware of how we are being used to glorify Him. And perhaps this is good, as it keeps us humble and looking to Him daily.
So today, I just want to say "thank you". As writers for the Daily, we are often the ones in the limelight, so to speak, but without all of you, there would be no Daily. So, thank you to every one who so faithfully does the mundane technical tasks behind the scenes to keep the Daily up and running, reaching out worldwide for Jesus. Thanks to those who do all the reading and the editing and the scheduling — what a job that must be! Thanks to those who give and tithe faithfully, enabling the denomination to continue to support the Daily. And thanks to all who bless me and every other writer for the Daily with your gifts of praise, hope, and encouragement through your feedback. It is more appreciated than you could ever know.
Yes, there are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
Prayer: Lord God, thank You for the gifts with which You have blessed Your church. Thank You that each and every one of those gifts is good and necessary for the common good. We ask today that You would continue to bless the Daily through the gifts of Your people, that the Daily may continue to bless people throughout the world for the glory of Your kingdom. In Christ's name, we ask. Amen.
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