Romans 12:4-8

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For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. - Romans 12:4-8

Dear Heavenly Father,

I have often wished I had the talents and spiritual gifts of other people.  How silly it is of me when I forget that other people are given gifts to bless me and not impress me.  When they use their gifts for the good of all, that includes me.  I receive the benefit by their shining work.  Help me to see what my gifts are and to use them faithfully to bless my church family.  Give me the wisdom and humility to be the best me that I can be for you and them.  And where gifts are lacking in our church, raise up new men and women, boys and girls that will deny themselves the cushion of laziness and self indulgence to step out and round out your team around me.


Pastor Don Patterson

When you are using your spiritual gift faithfully it will feel like wind is in your sails validating you with confidence and pleasure.