First Steps – July 9, 2018

Someone once told me our gifts and spiritual abilities are not given to us fully developed. We must grow into our gifts.  When we receive the gifts, however, they already have all the power or energy to fulfill God’s purposes.  Yet, we must discover the nature and scope of our gifts.  We must grow into our gifts and allow them to fully develop by using them.  The more we use them, study them, talk about them, and even experiment with them, the more effective they are.  The key is for us to have the courage to use what God has already given us.  Even if it is uncomfortable or you think you can’t do it, use them.  Trust what God is doing in you and in the world.

This week’s reading:

  • Monday – 2 Corinthians 6
  • Tuesday – 2 Corinthians 7
  • Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 8
  • Thursday – 2 Corinthians 9
  • ​Friday – 2 Corinthians 10

Please Pray for:

  • ​Our nation and our leaders.
  • ​St. Paul Church family.​
  • Those grieving the loss of loved ones.
  • Our families, homes, workplace, church, and community.
  • ​Ongoing Building Renovations, Modifications, and Phase 3: Construction of New Youth Building and rear parking.