Hallelujah, praise the living God for another day to pray for you all and be used by Him. Today I offer this line from Saint Augustine.
“How can it happen that a skill which I love in another I would hate in myself, since otherwise I would not detest and reject it: and yet both of us are human.”
Romans 12:6-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
6 However, since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them properly: if prophecy, in proportion to one’s faith; 7 if service, in the act of serving; or the one who teaches, in the act of teaching; 8 or the one who exhorts, in the work of exhortation; the one who gives, with generosity; the one who is in leadership, with diligence; the one who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
Heavenly Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your servant praises and thanks You. Bless You, for giving such wonderful gifts to all Your children. Praise You for the way others skills and gifts help to bring out the best in each of us. Thank You for the unity of Christian community that allows us all to take advantage of these gifts and to use the ones given to us for Your glory. Please continue to refine our use of these gifts as serving others with them leads to rejoicing in You, the giver of them. May all our boasting be in You alone as we display these skills to the world. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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