Good Evening Ladies,
I cannot believe how quickly this study is winding down.
Today's topic is about the gifts of the spirit. I know I have briefly mentioned this topic in my previous writings earlier in the study. Each of us has specific God given gifts. We are able to utilize these gifts through the gift of the Holy Spirit. As Jennifer mentioned in the video today, I do not spend much time thinking about the Holy Spirit. But to quote today's reading, " Remember all gifts are empowered by the Holy Spirit to do God's work." We are given our specific gifts and talents to glorify God and do complete and carry out God's work. I feel like this gives are lives true meaning and purpose. Have you been able to identify your specific spiritual gifts? Maybe you never really thought about the gifts you have within you through the Holy Spirit?
One of the gifts mentioned, and by far the biggest gift of all is Love. As Jennifer highlights the definition of love found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, we see that Love encompasses so much more than what the four letter word implies. Within the gift of love, there are many different gifts, aspects, and opportunities to give the gift of love. For today's challenge I read the scripture in 1 Corinthians. I, like many people, remember this scripture very well as it was included in my wedding ceremony. I read the scripture and visited the website. The area of love I struggle with a lot is Trust. I struggle with trust because my husband has broken my trust in the past by lying and not being transparent with me. As the section about trust suggests, we are counseling at church with a Christian counselor weekly. Without trust intimacy becomes a challenge in a marriage. But we continue to pray and I continue to pray individually about this struggle. God has really been working in my marriage and slowly but steadily we press on improving and growing together.
So, did you take the challenge today? If so, what area of love do you struggle with?