Different Gifts

What do you know of the Holy Spirit? Do you know he is at work every moment of every day? Do you know he distributes gifts to each person? Have you taken an inventory of the gifts you have been blessed with?

The Holy Spirit is a master planner. He distributes gifts to people to enable them to carry out God’s plan. How does he know what gifts to give to whom? He is God, just as the Father and the Son are God. He knows the plan.

God has gifted each church with the gifts it needs to carry his plan for that specific church. He has gifted this church with the right people who have the right gifts to do his work here and now. Are we putting his gifts to work in the best way possible to carry out his plan?

We must also remember that God may bless a person with additional gifts as they mature. So, our gifts may change over time to best fit our situation and what God wants us to do. That applies to us as individuals and as the church.

Since the Holy Spirit is continually at work, should we not be listening for his call and following his lead into the work God wants us to carry out? We may be called to be a leader or a server. We may be called to be a teacher or a helper. But make no mistake about it…we are all called to do something in God’s service.

I pray we all hear the call of God. I pray we survey our gifts and put them to use in God’s service. I pray each one of us seeks to use our gifts in the best way possible. Seek to know your gifts. Determine how they fit in the church. Know that God has blessed you. Listen for the Spirit. Carry out God’s plan.

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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