I Corinthians 12:28 (Pt. 2)  Thought/Prayer:  Governings.  Topics:  2 at end.

“And some, indeed, did God set in the assembly, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, afterwards powers, afterwards gifts of healings, helpings, governings, divers kinds of tongues; . . .” YLT (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.) 
If we did not have governors in spiritual plan-setting, where would we be?  Oh, we would still be here doing God’s work . . . but perhaps not as effectively.  It’s possible that everything would be a hodgepodge, piece-meal, and patchy.  (How are these descriptors?  Kind of “says it.”)  (And sometimes when something is piecemeal we spend lots of time piecing it back together . . . or trying to patch it.)  No, we need folks who have that future vision, people who can see down the road and ferret out the less important from the necessary.   

We may not know many of these types.  Their skills may not be as great in number as those who love serving or is are prayer pillars.  But do not write off the brothers and sisters in the Lord who are always thinking, thinking ahead, and re-thinking.  They are just as important as prayer perfectors and the servant-hearted; in fact, the governance folks also are praying and serving.  In fact, their work at governing is service.  And they also are surely praying. 

But their work in planning a spiritual conference, for example, may not be down on their knees at the front of the church, but planning the building in which many can be down on their knees at the front of the church.  They may have helped decide on the number of chairs needed to be purchased “way back when” . . . and then the servant-hearted will set them up for the conference!

Yes, we all plan, pray and serve in the kingdom of our Lord Jesus.  But there are some especially endowed with gifts of overseeing.  Lord, we thank You for these folks and their contribution to building Your kingdom in its current Earthly form.  Help us to honor them by following the plans You help them see, to further both Your kingdom and our own part for LIFE in it.

Topics:  Pray for those who lead us through administration.  Help us to follow them just as they follow You Who lead them.
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