“The Holy Spirit gives gifts”
Friday, July 19.
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith,” (Roman 12:6 NIV).
People find all kinds of excuses when it comes to serving the Lord. Moses made excuse. Many others made excuse. One of the excuse is that they are not adequate to serve the Lord. Rejecting the call of God to serve can affect the work of God on earth. It can also rob us of the blessings that comes from disobedience. It can also keep us from getting eternal blessings that comes from God.
Jesus being omniscient knew of the excuse we would offer. Therefore, he said he would send a helper (the Holy Spirit), who would come and abide with us. The Holy Spirit will guide us. The Holy Spirit enables, energizes, and equips us to serve. One way the Holy Spirit equips us is by providing spiritual gifts which are capabilities given to believers.
God plans these gifts for us. At salvation, these gifts are given to us. The Holy Spirit then comes to manifest his power in us and enhanced these gifts. Let us obey God and the Holy Spirit.
Memory verse: John 14:16.
“When we have the Holy Spirit, we have all that is needed to be what God desires us to be,” (Aiden Wilson Tozer).