Thursday, June 11, 2020
Departing & Departure Points
At least I sat at home but it took until the end of the third month, just a few days ago that I took action to remedy my failure to set up my study room. This morning I cleared some stuff and found a box still unopened. It was a gift that I received last year at my 25th anniversary of my Christian ministry. When I opened it, it was a pewter mug Royal Selangor and straightway I thought of the verse "I will lift up the cup of the salvation and call upon the name of the Lord" (Psalm 116:13). This evening I looked at the cup again and suddenly I noticed that that was the inscription on top of the mug - "Happy 25th Anniversary". Yes, there were a few who came bearing gifts but this gift of the mug was the only one that acknowledged my ministry in the Lord. A few I whom I invited did not show up but more than 30 close friends did. When I reflected on the unopened box, I thought of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. If we don't use them or don't even know that they exist, these gifts are no use to us. But when we are open to the Holy Spirit and receive his outpouring and manifold gifts, our lives will be transformed and will be greatly productive for His glory for unless we use and utilise the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we might be just relying on our own strength but the word of the Lord says, "it is not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord." (Zech 4:7).
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