"Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts." (1 Cor 12:31) When I read this verse it stood out to me like a big neon sign. Paul, when speaking to the people of Corinth, suggests that each of us has a unique gift but we must cultivate to find it.
When speaking about the body of Christ and His church, he addressed the early Christian followers that "some people God has designated in the church to be, first apostles; second, prophets; third, teachers; then mighty deeds; then gifts of healing, assistance, administration and a variety of tongues" (1 Cor 12:28). So much as to say that we all have a special quality that God has given us, a unique talent, if you will, to serve God and the Church of Christ.
There is no incorrect way to serve, just as there is no less an important part of the body. The hands are equally important as the feet; the eyes are equally important as the nose; etc. There are many ways to contribute to your church and community. However, like anything else, you must participate fully to realize it's reward.
"Lord, thank you for revealing to me my unique gift. I will participate fully in your church to share in the fellowship of Christ" - Amen
Meditation: 1 Corinthians 12:12-14,Â 27-31 (http://wau.org/meditations/2012/09/18)
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