2 Timothy 1:6 Holman standard bible: Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands.
Where do we obtain the Gifts from God?
The Holy Spirit delivers these gifts to us.
1 Corinthians 12:7-11:
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 l gifts of healings by he 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.
The Spirit guides us by utilizing our talents that were provided to us for God’s Glory.
Corinthians mentions : wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, speaking in tongues, and interpretation of tongues.
Everyone has different spiritual Gifts from God hone them, develop them, be guided by them and let it grow.
Here are some gifts given to you.
1. The gift of a Savior:
“And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21
2. The gift of God’s love:
“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” – Jer. 31:3
3. The gift of God’s grace:
“For by grace you have been saved
through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9
4. The gift of God’s peace:
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace
of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.
So don’t be troubled or afraid.” – John 14:27
5. The gift of God’s Holy Spirit:
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you…” – Acts 1:8
6. The gift of a brand new life:
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things
have become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
7. The gift of freedom from bondage and sin:
“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.” – Romans 8:1-2
8. The gift of supernatural strength:
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
9. The gift of purpose:
“For I know the plans I have for you
says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give
you hope and a future.” – Jer. 29:11
10. The gift of prayer/ direct access to God:
“And this is the confidence which we
have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He
hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know
that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.”1 John 5:14-15
11. The gift of hope:
“I pray that God, the source of hope,
will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him.
Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy
Spirit.” – Romans 15:13
12. The gift of knowledge:
The gift of “the word of knowledge” (1 Corinthians 12:8; To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,)
These are amazing gifts from God. We see where we can find them in the Bible but what does it all mean?
The gift of wisdom seems to be the ability to make decisions and give guidance that is according to God’s will.
The gift of knowledge is the ability to have an in-depth understanding of a spiritual issue or situation.
The gift of faith is being able to trust God and encourage others to trust God, no matter the circumstances.
The gift of healing is the miraculous ability to use God’s healing power
to restore a person who is sick, injured, or suffering.
The gift of miracles is being able to perform signs and wonders that give authenticity to God’s Word and the Gospel message.
The gift of prophecy is being able to proclaim a message from God.
The gift of discerning spirits is the ability to determine whether or not a message, person, or event is truly from God.
The gift of tongues is the ability to speak in a foreign language that
you do not have knowledge of, in order to communicate with someone who speaks that language.
The gift of interpreting tongues is the ability to translate the tongues
speaking and communicate it back to others in your own language.
The gift of administration is being able to keep things organized and in accordance with God’s principles.
The gift of helps is always having the desire and ability to help others, to do whatever it takes to get a task accomplished.
Use your gifts and talents entrusted to us by God. Grow in them. Developed them. Do not waste away your gifts. Be a blessing to there while serving God, these gifts are your tools to bring someone closer to God.
Thank you father the gifts and talents you have provided me. I ask that you guide me to hone my talents and my gifts so I can glorify your name. I ask for your guidance, so that everything I do is for your honor. I ask that you guide me to grow in my talents and gift for your glory and your honor alone.