Meditation Thought: “ Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” (1 Corinthians 12:7)
As each member of the body performs its special function, so each person in the Body performs their function – to perform at maximum perfection, the Holy Spirit must be allowed to permeate the member, activating God’s gifts sent by grace, chosen by Him, perfected for each incident, each instant.
Only by the yielding to the Spirit will God’s gifts be the instruments of change:
Healing the sick,
Encouraging the downhearted,
Bringing sinners to knowledge and repentance, forgiveness and health,
Releasing imprisoned minds and imprisoned bodies,
Converting love of self to love of God and fellow creatures,
Energizing the sluggish and immoveable,
Teaching new concepts, new methods, new delights –
Revealing more clearly the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory.