Journal Entry by Warren Mortomore

S - Scripture 1 Corinthians 12:7 (NLT)“A spiritual gift is given to each of us as a means of helping the entire church”

O - Observation
The previous verses tell us there are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Holy Spirit who is the source of them all. Each of us at salvation have been given a spiritual gift – a gift that God gives us for the benefit of others

A - ApplicationI do not compare what I have with someone else. I just use who has made me to be along with the gifting’s and talents he has placed in my life, first to glorify Jesus, and secondly for the benefit of helping the entire church.
They have not been given to praise me, look how good I am but to help others.
That also tells me that I need to be planted in his house, his church so that I am benefiting others. We all need to give away what God has placed within us.

P - Prayer
Lord, thank you for the gifts You have placed within me. Help me not to keep them to myself but to use what you have given me to benefit and help others. In doing so I will flourish and bear fruit – and in bearing fruit – glorify my Father in Heaven.