“Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different ministries, but the same Lord. And there are different activities, but the same God activates each gift in each person.”
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 HCSB
This scripture is never so clearly displayed as when one goes to worship services at two completely different denominations on a given Sunday. There may be acoustic, contemplative singing in one, and a full band with a rock vibe in another. Both are lifting their voices to God in praise and honor to Him, but the styles and giftings of the leaders are different.
Different churches will also have different ministries according to the heart interests of its members and leadership. The church on the corner may have a fabulous ministry for the military and their families, while the church across town is reaching out to the homeless in its community. Different activities but the same Spirit is active in each.
Our God is an active God who does not sit by idly as a spectator, and He expects His followers to use the gifts He has given in their own heart languages. What ministry speaks to your soul? What can you do to take the next step of involvement? 🚦