There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (NKJV)
As a believer, you have Holy Spirit inside you, and along with His presence comes many benefits. Today let’s cover the benefit mentioned in today’s verse: gifts of the Spirit.
The Bible clearly teaches us that as Christians we have the ability to access God’s power to benefit others. Some use the term “gifts of the Spirit” to summarize some of the beautiful ways that Holy Spirit works through us to touch others, which 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 lists as words of wisdom, words of knowledge, the gift of faith, gifts of healings, the working of miracles, prophecy, the discerning of spirits, tongues and the interpretation of tongues.
I know that some have made this inherent part of being a Christian seem very strange and spooky, when it is actually meant to be as much a part of who we are as breathing. He wants to work through you!
Some people believe that God endows certain people certain gifts. While it is true that some people seem to work with Holy Spirit more in one way than in another, that is not because they are more special. It may just be that they have studied God’s Word to increase their faith in this area.
According to God’s Word, we are all members of His family and we all have the same access to His incredible Holy Spirit. Open yourself to new possibilities when it comes to allowing Holy Spirit to work through you. There are hurting people all around you that need Jesus, and He wants to touch their lives through you!