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By J.R. Miller

21 July 2017

Morning Thoughts for Every Day of the Year

1 CORINTHIANS 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

PEOPLE differ greatly in their gifts and capacities. It is wisely ordered that they do. If all had the same gifts, one kind of work would be overdone and other kinds would not be done at all. But as there are countless things needing to be done, so there is the greatest variety in the abilities of people, and thus there is a hand for every task.

The capacity for usefulness that we have is not accidental. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. We should never forget that our ability is Gods gift to us. This ought to save us from envying others who have abilities that seem more brilliant than ours. God gave them their capacities and God gave us ours. He had a reasonHe wanted us to do a certain kind of work, to fill a certain place, and He had another place and work for them. All we need to do is to make the most of the ability God has given us, and to do the best work we can do.

EVENING: DOING THINGS FOR CHRIST

WE often imagine that it was a great deal easier for our Lords first disciples to do things for Him than it is for us. They could see Him and hear His voice and do errands really for Him, and coming back hear His approval or His thanks; but we cannot hear Him telling us what to do, nor can we see His pleased look when we have done anything for Him. So we find ourselves wishing He were here again, that we might get our duties right from His very lips. We sometimes ask how we can do things for Him when He is not here. But we have only to remember His promise: I am with you alway. He is here, though unseen, just as really as He was with His first disciples. We can do things for Him all the time. Every loving obedience is something done for Christ. Every kindness shown to another in His name and for His sake is shown to Him. Every piece of common, routine task-work, if done through love for Him, becomes something done for Christ. So we can make all our dull life radiant as angels by doing all for Christ.

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To build a united church family that is committed to making disciples through Salvation, Sanctification and Service, to the glory of God.

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July 16 & 23 - Expectant Living

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:13