Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.
-1 Corinthians 12:4-11 (NRSV)
Whenever I hear this text I think of…Coca-Cola. You know what I mean, the original advertisement, the one…from 1971…I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. Go ahead watch and enjoy!
When we are using our spiritual gifts we are living in the spirit. All of our gifts working together for the Creating One is harmony. They are not the gifts within one community. They are the gifts of the entire world as shown in the Coca-Cola ad.
What are your spiritual gifts?
How will you be using them today?
Don’t know what your spiritual gifts are?
Ask a true friend… and believe them.