Prayer posted February 16, 2009

Dedicated to: All servicemen and families
Posted by: Joyce Clasen in La Palma, CA
Prayer: It is always an exciting time when gifts arrive. There is such joy in receiving packages from loved ones. God also loves to give special gifts to His children. When God gives spiritual gifts, the emphasis is on WHO is giving the gift. I Corinthians 12:4-11 states that it is the Lord, the Spirit, God who assigns and distributes gifts as He chooses. Ephesians 4:11-13 states that He assigns spiritual assignments for equipping and edifying the body..."til we all come to the unity of the faith, to the knowledge of the Son of Man, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." The emphasis is not on what spiritual gift you have, but on the special relationship you have with God. God chooses, God designs, God calls, God equips. Your focus is on a close relationship with the Father. Your relationship with the Father lasts forever. And old song goes: And He walks with me, and He talks with me, And He tells me I am His own, and the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known. Joyfully, Joyce
Source: Original work.