Spiritual Gifts are Diverse

1 Corinthians 12:12:4-6.. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons.

All spiritual gifts mentioned in the Bible come from the same Spirit. These different gifts are used in different ministries or ways to help individuals in the church. These ministries have different effects or results in individuals according to their needs and the working of God.

Three points: 1st, each person receives at least one gift. Spiritual gifts are not limited to some elite class of leaders in the congregation. 2nd, Paul referred explicitly to each Person of the Trinity: Spirit … Lord … God. Just as there is diversity and unity in the Trinity, so there is diversity and unity in the gifts He provides to meet the needs of the church. 3rd, there is a relationship between gifts, ministries, and effects. Gifts lead to ministries, and ministries lead to effects.

This week I have given a lot of thought to my gifts and how I have walked with Jesus over my lifetime. My desire has been to [1] obey the Biblical commandments, [2] walk in the will of God and [3] trusting God one day at a time. Therefore I lived every day following what I now know as Shamgars Success Secrets [modified by adding #4]: Start where you are, Use what you have, Do what you can, Jesus is the Multiplier.

I have followed my desire the best I knew how, since I was about 12 years old. Almost all of the major change events in my life came from someone asking me to do some thing that I tested against these criteria and if ok proceeded. Most of the time this resulted in my living wildly out of my comfort zone and skill set. This was true in all parts of my life.

Are you using your spiritual gifts to serve God and others and saying ok when someone asks you to do something unless there is valid reason not to?

Henry Luke 4/17/2018

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