Scripture:   1Corinthians 12:7  Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.   (NIV)

Observation:   The blood of Jesus is applied to each of our lives to cover our sins and make us acceptable.  The Holy Spirit is given to make us useful. 

Application:   There are times when tired and weary that I can feel used.  Sometimes I can feel like others are taking advantage of me.  But much worse than feeling used is feeling useless.   The Holy Spirit works in my life to make me useful.  He works through me for the benefit of others.  When I am useful, I get used!   When I know I am useful and being used by the Holy Spirit, being used by people is not an issue. 

Prayer:   Lord, to be used Oh God, to sing, to speak, to pray.  To be used Oh God to show someone the way.  I long so much to feel the touch of Your consuming fire.  To be used Oh God is my desire!   (Audrey Mieir)    Amen 

Pastor Leon
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