Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit.  But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.  He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church I Corinthians 14:1-4

Observations
• Your motive for ministry to others should always begin with love.
• God has given you Spiritual gifts to encourage, empower and edify others.
• Speaking in tongues provides a powerful direct line to God.

Prayer
Almighty God, I praise your name for the gifts of the Holy Spirit available to me. I pray that you will empower me to live for your honor and glory. May the words I speak encourage others. May the gifts you have given me be active and used in love. I pray for my church. I pray for a Spirit lead revival. Amen! Amen! Amen!

God’s Winning Word is a weekly devotional written by Bill Wilson.