Spirit & Life Devotional
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Using Your Spiritual Gifts
"But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift." Ephesians 4:7 NKJV
It's clear from the scripture above that everyone of us has a gift. You've got to understand that. You see, you are not meant to be a bench warmer or an inactive member of church; there's a gift that was given to you for the benefit of the body of Christ. To not use it is to deny others of some kind of blessing.
Romans 12:6-8 says, Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness."
I Corinthians 12:7-11 says, "But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills." Amen.