Monday, October 3, 2011

Cruisin' thru Corinthians

Good Morning Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Can you believe this cool, fall weather? Just wonderful! I have not had the A/C on for a couple days and have had some windows open. Invigorating!

I had the carpets cleaned Friday and the man who does them came early, so I had to change plans for the morning and just sit and watch. What hard work he does. He said he cleans the carpets at Perkins in Clearwater and they are open 24 hours, so he has to do one room at a time, sometimes at 10:30 at night which is their slow time. Syrup is very hard to clean up. I can imagine. He is a boy scout leader, and chose carpet cleaning as his career, so he could be home when his special needs son comes home. I have known him for several years, and know that he is trustworthy.

I cruised through the park and saw that lots of people were out; some with picnics, some with dogs, and most just walking. The squirrels were out in full force, racing back and forth in front of cars, but the only bird I saw was the anhinga drying out the wings. There are plenty of birds around in my yard, though! Seems like they are coming down from the north already. But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 Corinthians 12:4..
Now there are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but it is the same Holy Spirit who is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service in the church, but it is the same Lord we are serving. There are different ways God works in our lives, but  it is the same God who does the work through all of us. A spiritual gift is given to each of us as a means of helping the entire church.

To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another he gives the gift of special knowledge. The Spirit gives special faith to another and to someone else he gives the power to heal the sick. He gives to one person the  power to perform miracles, and to another the ability to prophecy. He gives someone else the ability to know whether it is really the spirit of God or another spirit that is speaking. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown tongues, and another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. It is the one and only Holy Spirit who distributes these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have....

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, love and joy!

Love and hugs, Amaryllis