As I was thinking of Valentine’s Day and the gifts that are given to each other to express our love, I found my thoughts going to the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
In 1 Corinthians 12, the gifts of the Holy Spirit are listed. I invite you to look them up and pray about which one(s) the Lord has given you to be used for His glory.
These gifts are not given to us to be put on a shelf and taken out and admired…but, they are given to us to be used for the body of Christ – for the Church – and to be used in the world to be a witness to others of God’s amazing Love for them.
The most important gift of all is LOVE! I see God’s Love as the wrapping that surrounds each gift. As we use our gifts in the church and in the world, each gift is offered in the covering of LOVE.
This Valentine’s Day may we start fresh and be intentional about using the gifts of God in places we have not thought of using them. May we be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit to step out in FAITH and distribute His grace and love wherever He takes us.
May everyday be a special day to express God’s Love! Are you willing to deliver His Valentines of Love to the world?
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” (1 Corinthians 12:7 NIV)
Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit…(1 Corinthians 14:1)