“If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:2 NLT
The Holy Spirit is the one who gives and empowers the gifts, but it is the love and compassion of God flowing through us that motivates us to action. We can have all the gifts and talents in the world, but if we have no love, we miss the mark altogether.
So how do we allow the love and compassion of God to flow through us? The best way I know is to pray and ask for it. It happens when we ask God to use us as a vessel that pours out His love to others.
Dear God, I pray that You will fill me with Your love and compassion. Please use me as a vessel to bless others. I pray that Your love and compassion will flow through me like streams of living water. Help me to make a real and lasting difference in this world. I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.