I received the word of knowledge "Bouquet" at 5:08 pm tonight while chatting with Chief Teacher Maria about Teacher Melissa's w/k "One Dimensional". Upon looking the word "Bouquet" up in the dictionary I found these:
a : a distinctive and characteristic fragrance (as of wine)
b : a subtle aroma or quality (as of an artistic performance)
I offered this spiritual sacrifice of praise to the Lord, "His manifold graces express the bouquet of His virtue. "
Upon reflecting on this word of knowledge, Chief Teacher Maria's blog post on wine making came to mind. The qualities of the soil, water and region all play into the bouquet of a wine:
I was sharing these notes with Chief Teacher Maria and she responded, "Amen! Very rich in His virtues. We taste of Him." Praise God!
This brings out a nice example of how our labor with grace through reflection brings forth an increase or multiplication of His grace. This w/k started with the w/k received by Teacher Melissa, "One Dimensional" which she shared. Chief Teacher Maria found that w/k (stewarded through charity) useful when ministering to another saint while also reflecting upon recent things shared by Chief Apostle Eric. While Maria was sharing this with me, the w/k "Bouquet" came to mind (adding to all these other graces being drawn upon) which brought to mind reflection upon her post on the Wine Maker and further reflections upon the quality of His work in our souls and the essence of Christ being experienced by all those who taste and see His goodness (virtue).
While each of these individually was edifying alone... there is a multiplication factor added to them when we labor with them while we also see charity distributing this substance instead of hiding it within an individual vessel where it can nourish only one member of the Body. The Lord gives these gifts to us that we may distribute them to each member even as the heart pumps blood from one location to reach every cell of the body thorough the circulation system. The bonds of charity are the circulation system of the Body of Christ.
This thread of grace flows through charity from His throne throughout the Body as we each labor in faith with every issuance of His grace. It is by this process that we experience the Spirit fitly joining us together as One in Him. Praise God!
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