Monday, July 27, 2009

Gifts and Talents are given to us by God

Gifts and Talents are given to us by God
Who gives us gifts and talents? Do we acquire them or have we had them been given to us from God?

1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Spiritual Gifts
1Now(A) concerning[a] spiritual gifts,[b] brothers,[c] I do not want you to be uninformed. 2You know that(B) when you were pagans(C) you were led astray to(D) mute idols, however you were led. 3Therefore I want you to understand that(E) no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says "Jesus is(F) accursed!" and(G) no one can say "Jesus is Lord" except in the Holy Spirit.

4Now(H) there are varieties of gifts, but(I) the same Spirit; 5and(J) there are varieties of service, but(K) the same Lord; 6and there are varieties of activities, but it is(L) the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7(M) To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of(N) wisdom, and to another the utterance of(O) knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9to another(P) faith by the same Spirit, to another(Q) gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10to another(R) the working of miracles, to another(S) prophecy, to another(T) the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another(U) various kinds of tongues, to another(V) the interpretation of tongues. 11All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit,(W) who apportions to each one individually(X) as he wills.

So these Scriptures show us that we are given spiritual gifts by the will of the Holy Spirit. People are given wisdom in their decision making, the ability to know Scripture, the ability to distinguish between spirits, the ability to interpret tongues, and the ability to speak in different tongues. Whatever the Holy Spirit has given to you as a spiritual gift, please pray for the ability to glorify Jesus Christ with it and to impact the world for Christ through them.

God gave us specific talents as well. Some are given musical abilities, some are given athletic abilities, some are given writing abilities, some are given the ability to encourage, some are given the ability serve cheerfully. So whatever your talent is please glorify Jesus Christ by going 110% in all you do for Him. God will reveal you the specific time for the gift, and the specific person in whom your gift can impact.

Blessings Kingdom Family,
Mark Cannon

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