DAY 15: The Holy Spirit Gives Gifts

The Holy Spirit Gives Gifts 

One of the major tasks of The Holy Spirit is to give believers gifts and skills for mission and ministry in the kingdom of God. The church is like a body, comprised of many and sometimes diverse parts. However, the various parts in the body work together to fulfill and accomplish the tasks at hand. It is supposed to be the same in the body of Christ. Each person is given one or more gifts which are to be used to build up the church and bring glory to God.

Scriptures:

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 (NIV)
7  Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
8  To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,
9  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,
10  to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.
11  All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.

1 Corinthians 12:12 (NIV)
12  The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:14 (NIV)
14  Now the body is not made up of one part but of many.

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, I ask for all of the gifts You know I need and You would like to give me. If it is acceptable with You, Holy Spirit, I would like to ask for all the gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 above: Words of wisdom and knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues and interpretation of tongues. Scriptures say that I should “eagerly desire spiritual gifts” (1 Corinthians 14:1). You determine what I need and I yield myself to Your wise decisions.  Strengthen and guide me, Holy Spirit, to discover, develop to maturity in Christ and deploy all of Your gifts according to God’s plans, purposes and time-tables in Jesus’ Name. May all of the gifts You give me build up the Christian Church, be very fruitful and bring much glory and honor and praise to God in Jesus’ Almighty Name. Amen

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