There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
~ Ephesians 4:7
“The burning incense became clouds of sweetness
arising from the heart of the flames.
It symbolizes a person’s heart whose sweetness
has been brought forth by the flames of affliction
until the holy, innermost part of the soul
is filled with clouds of praise and prayer.”
~ Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings by L. B. Cowman,
edited by Jim Reimann; from 9/15 reading
Photograph of “fire” submitted for High Calling Blog’s photo challenge. I took this image in a local sushi restaurant.This light fixture really caught my eye, actually it was the illusion that it was on fire. Since we were the only ones left in the eatery, I asked if I could take some pictures. With a slightly wrinkled eyebrow line, the man in charge agreed. I zoomed into the inner parts of the light fixture and that image is the result.
Your special gifts and abilities are unique and have been given to you by our most gracious God. Whether you think your gifts are large or small or important or hardly significant, we, as believers, must use every bit of what He gives us. Go on, reflect your salvation by His most wondrous grace!
Amazing Grace, indeed!
* And that little gal with the ginormous voice,
7-year old miss Rhema Marvanne, isn’t she something?!