Know Your Gift and Don't Leave It Wrapped
A gift is special. We receive them with joy and excitement. We open them anxiously and hopefully. We’re ecstatic when we see what the gift is and can’t wait to start using our new present. This is exactly how we should feel when we’re given a spiritual gift.
Today’s sermon was centered around the following scripture.
1 Corinthians 12 : 1 - 12.
1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. 3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
When you receive a spiritual gift It is something that God has chosen specifically for you so that you can help the advancement of the church. The Holy Spirit burning inside of you is the source of your spiritual gifts. Allow the spirit to guide your use of your gift. Fear, Laziness, and Selfishness are things that block your gift. Don’t allow these things to hold you back from pleasing God and uplifting his name and his church.
Whether you missed today’s sermon or you just want to meditate on it further, be sure to read and study the supporting scriptures and let the word of God edify your life.
1 Corinthians 12
1 Corinthians 3 : 9
1 Corinthians 13 : 2
1 Timothy 1 : 3 - 7
Matthew 7 : 11
Ephesian 2 : 8
Hebrew 4 : 5
James 1 : 17
Matthew 25 : 14