THE LIVING WATER
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
TOPIC – THE MOST EXCELLENT WAY
It is not unusual, after receiving the infilling of the Holy Spirit to start manifesting one or two gifts of the Spirit. In actual fact, it is doubtful, if after claiming to be saved and Spirit-filled, yet, no spiritual gift is manifesting.
Paul, one of the believers’ role models, discussed at length as touching diverse spiritual gifts that God lavishes on those who have accepted the Lordship of Christ and received Holy Ghost baptism. He spoke of utterance gifts, administrative and faith gifts. All these are to work hand-in-hand, as no spiritual gift is rated higher than any other one, according to the Bible. However, do men not rate one above another? Is it not the same Holy Spirit who inspires prophesy that also inspires church administration? Does the Holy Spirit who makes miracles to emanate differ from the One who does faith (vv. 11-13)?
Since all of us cannot be prophets, there is need for some to be teachers, evangelists and pastors. What matters is whether or not we are harnessing these gifts to produce Christ’s intended results (Eph. 4:12). If in the worldly circles, synergies are employed to accomplish millennium goals, why not synergizing in the Christendom? Harnessing and synergizing the spiritual gifts in the church with love and sincerity, for the overall growth and development of Christ’s Church is the more excellent way of deploying the Gifts of the Spirit. Do partake of this, as you rely on the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:7).
1. Lord, help me to make Your love the motivation for my exercise of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
2. Holy Spirit, equip me with everything (gifts, abilities and character) I need to represent You the way You want, here on earth.
3. Oh Lord, assist the church to really realize the purpose of the spiritual gifts.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Jeremiah 17 – 18
Author: CAC WORLDWIDE