THEME: POWER OF THE TONGUE
1 Corinthians 14:4
“Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.”
-The is always power behind words. Words are not normally just spoken but are often backed up by some power; either good or evil. If we consider the predicament that Adam and Eve got into, they were deceived by the serpent and fell into sin. On the other hand, God spoke to many of His servants including Abraham, Moses, Deborah, Paul and many others who performed His instructions, as He does today. The Holy Spirit imparts in us spiritual gifts that enable us to effectively fulfil His purpose. The gift of speaking in tongues is vital for personal edification, and unless there is interpretation only God understands. The gift of prophecy is more corporate than personal for it causes edification to the body of Christ. During the day of Pentecost, we find the an impartation of the gift of tongues through the work of the Holy Spirit, and a fulfilment of the law and prophets, through love (Acts 2:4).
Almighty and Everlasting Father we thank You for this day that You have given unto us. Thank You for the gift of life and the air that we breath. We praise You and glorify Your holy name. Thank You for Your mercies, care, love and faithfulness. We seek Your face each and every day. We appreciate You Holy Spirit for dwelling in us and with us. Thank You for the gifts and fruit that You have bestowed upon us. Thank You for empowering us in our gifts and abilities for the glory of Your name. May You grant us more gifts according to Your will, for the glory of Your name. May You help us to always do Your will and guide in our various ministries. Thank You for Your power and grace in our lives. We humbly ask You to heal all those who are sick and suffering among us. May You establish all those who are homeless and the street families in a better environment; dear Master. May You answer all our prayers, petitions and hearts desires. We praise You and adore You. In Jesus name we pray trusting and believing. Amen
Further reading: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
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