Gift: Understanding – With the gift of understanding, we comprehend how we need to live as a follower of Jesus Christ. A person with understanding is not confused by all the conflicting messages in our culture about the right way to live.
Reading: Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. (John 14:12)
Observation: I have read this a couple of times in the past week or so, and asked myself each time why there are not more people healing and casting out demons like Jesus did. The answer I come back to each time is that we just don’t have enough faith in what Jesus is saying here. Of course, he is only going to work his miracles through a worthy vessel, in his eyes. I am going to not only comply with the grace of God that is forming me into a worthy vessel, but ask for the blessing of others in a way that proves that God is still here working to bring more people to him.
Personification: Generosity. It is for the purpose of displaying God’s generosity that I hope to make a display of the fruit of generosity by my life. If you want to give something away, you are more likely to get it when you ask for it from the Lord. I think that is a lesson I learned from my wife.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, send your Spirit to form me into a worthy vessel of your grace and continue to work miracles in my life and the lives of those that I come in contact with today for your glory. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit…Amen!