MUSINGS – June ,11 2018
YOUR GIFT IS GIVEN TO GIVE
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
There are different spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, and yet the same Lord is served. There are different types of work to do, but the same God produces every gift in every person. The evidence of the Spirit’s presence is given to each person for the common good of everyone. The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak with wisdom. The same Spirit gives another person the ability to speak with knowledge. To another person the same Spirit gives courageous faith. To another person the same Spirit gives the ability to heal. Another can work miracles. Another can speak what God has revealed. Another can tell the difference between spirits. Another can speak in different kinds of languages. Another can interpret languages. There is only one Spirit who does all these things by giving what God wants to give to each person.
I’d you do a Google search for spiritual gifts you will come up with countless resources on how to discover your gift etc. My personal feeling about that is: if the Spirit has given you a gift, you are using it whether you know it or not.
The reason I believe that is because, whatever your gift, it was given to you not for you. It was not there for you to brag about it or to exploit. It was given for the common good.
If I have an ability to immerse myself into the scriptures and see things that others might miss. If I did not share those insights they would not be used “for the common good”.
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