1st Corinthians 12

Read 1st Corinthians 12:1-31 here.

Have you ever been a part of something that made you see beyond yourself?

For me, that was being on a team. In particular, my college football team. We had players from all over the country who came together for a common goal, win games. We did. We won our conference championship. I remember the ring celebration party. We had a blast. Classmates, not involved with the team, asked to see our rings over the next month in class. It was a pretty cool experience.

When you believe in Jesus, you are immediately brought into an incredible journey of faith that is as much about other people as it is you. Often times though, we don’t know how to find our belonging and significance in the greater picture.

Today, I want to invite you to read the text at the link above. Then pray. What is your place in God’s kingdom? Where do you fit?

Every one of us who believes in Jesus has something to contribute to the Magnificent Kingdom! In the reflection today are links to resources intended to help you discover how you best connect with your gifts and talents. Use the comment spaces to share your gifts, ask questions and find ways to exercise who God made you to be!

Reflect:

1. S.H.A.P.E. Assessment: S.H.A.P.E. helps you think through your Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Passion and Experience. There is a book available here: S.H.A.P.E. book that explains more in detail about the process and assessment, which is available for free here https://www.freeshapetest.com/

2. Sacred Pathway Assessment:  Each of us have different ways that best help us connect with the one true God. Sacred Pathways assessment is offered free here: https://groupleaders.org/spiritual-pathways-assessment or you can check out Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas here.

3. High 5 Test: Based on Clifton’s Strengths Finder 2.0 from Gallup, the High 5 Test is free and helps you identify your top five strong qualities. Access High 5 right here: https://high5test.com/strengthsfinder-free/

In light of many struggles we face today, know that Cornerstone has some help forward for you. Check out our home page for resources we can provide right now: www.cornerstonecrystal.org

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