1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 27 – Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them in everyone. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
Paul is explaining to the church at Corinth that there are different spiritual gifts, however they all come from the same Holy Spirit. We can and should serve where we are gifted but is all to serve our Lord, Jesus Christ. The same God, the Father of Jesus Christ, gives us the power through the Spirit to accomplish activities for the Kingdom. We are all different members together whole as the body of Christ.
God has created unity in diversity among the body of Christ. We all have been given a unique character and gifts from God. I must use my spiritual gifts to serve the Lord and remember that brothers and sisters with different spiritual gifts are from the same Spirit serving the same Lord. This is for the good of the Church and how it can function as one body. I can’t think that my gift or how I am lead to serve is any more important than someone else’s gift and service. Everything I have received is by the grace of God and his love.
Thank you for creating me and giving me gifts through the Spirit. Let me use my gifts to serve you and recognize different gifts that make the body function as a whole rather than a part. Help me to love and honor you in all I do.