My Desire

S. O. A. P.

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S-cripture:

1 Corinthians 12:31

Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.

O-bservation:

St. Paul had just finished an expose on the nine gifts of the Spirit, which are: Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith, Healing, Miracles, Prophecy, Discernment, Tongues, and the Interpretation Of Tongues. But then he said, “eagerly desire the greater gifts.”

A-pplication:

At some point one would ask, what could be greater than what we’ve just read about? But still, if you’re like me you think, “well if there is something greater than those nine gifts of the Spirit that would be ‘My Desire.’” In the next chapter Paul speaks about the fact that the greater gifts are Faith, Hope, and Love, and that the greatest of these is LOVE. Of course! Certainly by now you’ve run into people who are truly gifted, yet if they lack the gift of LOVE you walk away feeling empty. Love fuels all the gifts. Love is, “My Desire.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

I want to be full of the powerful gifts that only You can give, yet my real desire is to be full of Your LOVE. Amen

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