Understanding,Exploring And Executing Your Spiritual Gifts

Time to find and understand your spiritual gifts.God gives his gifts free of charge.Spiritual gifts have many significance on the person in question and the church at large.

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It is time for your spiritual gifts. Recieve with honour.God the cheerful giver,gives it freely.

As a Christian,discovering your spiritual gifts doesn’t  happen for no reason.Very often we do not receive gifts from strangers. In most cases we receive gifts from people close to us.The Holy Spirit is not a stranger to Christians. We are His Children. He knows us.He loves us and delights in our well-being.

Gifts are always free.We do not have to work for gifts but we work with gifts.Spiritual gifts are given to us by God according to his grace.

“As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”( 1 Peter 4:10).

God doesn’t gift us on the basis of spiritual maturity nor education. He gifts us according to his grace.

There are different types of spiritual gifts the Holy Spirit distribute to believers of the Christian faith.It is not anyone who gets spiritual gifts(non-believers) so if you get this gift,you must honor it and use it appropriately.

It is a great pleasure for me today to share with you to understand what spiritual gifts are and how you can use your spiritual gifts to glorify God.

What Is Spiritual Gift?

A spiritual gift is a divine endowment of special ability for service upon a member of the “body of Christ”(Church).It is an ability to function effectively in a particular service.Understand that your spiritual gifts are for the profit and edification of the body of Christ.

Spiritual gifts come from God and the recipient are the believers.If You know your spiritual gifts, you must use it appropriately.

The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to believers;

1. To equip them for the job of ministry.

2. To help mankind on spiritual level.

3. To be used for God’s glory. He manifests himself through execution of your spiritual gifts.

Talking about spiritual gifts, the bible made it clear in 1 Corinthians 12.When we read,we will understand that, there are diversities of spiritual gifts and differences in administration but the same Lord.Amen.

Understanding The Difference Between Your Spiritual Gifts And Talents

Most often, Christians get confused with spiritual gifts and talents.They think of them as the same thing. Which is not so.Some believe natural talent evolve to become spiritual gift during conversion. It is really unclear to many Christian believers.

What is the difference between talents and spiritual gifts?.Now,listen attentively;Talents are talents and a Christian can dedicate his talent to the Lord and use it to bring glory to him.Spiritual gifts are dispensed to believers in Christ Jesus.

I want to make it clear that, an unbeliever may have talent to help people with their needs.Eg.A professor who impacts knowledge in people.Execution of his talent has no spiritual blessing and growth.

This teacher might be an atheist but a talented teacher. His professionalism is to help people on NATURAL grounds. Talents benefits mankind on the natural level not the spiritual level.Power and blessings are missing where there is natural talent ONLY.

Different Types Of Spiritual Gifts?

I believe your spiritual gifts will fall within one of the list below.The bible made a list in Romans 12:6-8

“And we have different gifts according to the grace given to us. If the gift is prophecy, that individual must use it in proportion to his faith.

-If it is service, he must serve; if it is teaching, he must teach;

if it is exhortation, he must exhort; if it is contributing, he must do so with sincerity; if it is leadership, he must do so with diligence; if it is showing mercy, he must do so with cheerfulness.”

There is the spiritual gift of:
1. Prophecy: Prophets are the voice of God to the people.In the old testament, most of the prophets used their gifts to foretell the future. It shouldn’t surprise you why all the prophecies about the saviour got fulfilled in the New Testament.

However, in the New testaments a prophet was more into exhorting for the present than predicting the future.

2. Service:This is also known as the gift of helping and ministering. If your spiritual gift is for services; Then you have to help the needy,assist them in their work in the Lord.Have time for the sick, poor, aged, widows and orphans.People with this gifts are full of compassion for those in need.

3. Teaching:Is your spiritual gift a gift of teaching?. Then you have one of the greatest responsible. You must interpret the word of God to the flock. You must have the ability to explain and apply the truth received from God to the Church.

4. Exhortation:Believers with this spiritual gift are able to encourage or give inspiration to people who are down-hearted.When challenges or temptations arises people with this gift can help a great deal.Remember that Barnabas is referred to as, “son of encouragement“(Acts 4:36).

5. Giving: Those with this gift are very popular in our societies.They are blessed with possessions to help the poor.In one of my old posts,I talked about why you should give.Give cheerfully and sacrificially like Dorcas in the Bible(Acts 9:36).

6.Evangelist:An evangelist is the one who announces the good news using his special gift of preaching. He has the ability of winning souls for Christ Jesus.

7.Pastor:The word pastor is derived from the root meaning of “protect”, which is shepherd.A pastor must feed,care for his flock, and protect them from false prophets and doctrines. He must give spiritual leadership to the flock of God as well.

These are not all the spiritual gifts for Christians. Did you find your spiritual gifts in the above lists?.There are more such as the spiritual gifts of wisdom,knowledge,Faith,Healing, etc.If not,you can remind me or share yours with me in the comment box.

Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

Sometimes it is hard for Christians to discover their spiritual gifts. They are ignorant of their spiritual gifts and so live in spiritual poverty.

The process of discovering your spiritual gifts involves faith,prayer,knowledge, desire, ability and blessing.

Spiritual gifts are received by faith not feelings. Just as the bible has said; walk by faith not by sight.

Don’t be discouraged if you are unable to determine your spiritual gifts.Prayer is the key to unlock anything hindering your spiritual and physical life. Pray to God,” God show me my gift to use it to glorify your name. Remember,the Holy Spirit gifts us according to His will:

“It is one and the same Spirit, distributing as he decides to each person, who produces all these things”(1 Corinthians 12:11).

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give the desire of your heart.(Psalms 37:4).

If you find your spiritual gifts and use it according to God’s will;He will bless you abundantly. Let his will be done always.

Finally, the gifts of God is not for competition but for unification of the Church under the same Spirit.

Insightful Spiritual Gifts Verses For Christians

You can ponder over these spiritual gifts verses daily.

1.Ephesians 4:11:
“It was he who gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers”(Spiritual gifts about prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers.

2. 1 Peter 4:11:
“Whoever speaks, let it be with God’s words. Whoever serves, do so with the strength that God supplies, so that in everything God will be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever”. Amen.

3. Romans 12:6-8:
” And we have different gifts according to the grace given to us. If the gift is prophecy, that individual must use it in proportion to his faith.

7.If it is service, he must serve; if it is teaching, he must teach;

8.if it is exhortation, he must exhort; if it is contributing, he must do so with sincerity; if it is leadership, he must do so with diligence; if it is showing mercy, he must do so with cheerfulness.”

In summary, God has good plans for every believer. He distributes the Spiritual gifts according to his will.If You haven’t found your spiritual gifts ,don’t be dismayed. Like I said;Faith,prayers, desire, etc can propel you to discover your spiritual gifts.

And remember to search for your spiritual gifts in the house of God, not anywhere else to fall prey to familiar spirits.

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Understanding The Mystery About Why Tomorrow Is Not Promised

Who knows tomorrow?.Who can tell us the future?. Find out about some of the reasons why you should embrace the fact that tomorrow is not promised.Your life is jut like a flower.Today it’s beautiful, tomorrow the wind blows it away.

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Life teaches us so many lessons.We just move about without knowing what could happen to us in the next few minutes.Someone might find himself in troubles or in the grips of death whiles family,friends,would be waiting to see him around.Life is full of uncertainties.This is why we must be grateful to God each moment for tomorrow is not promised.

As we go on our daily activities, we must remind ourselves that tomorrow is not promised.Yes!, anything can happen at any moment. Tomorrow always remains a mystery. Lest the supernatural power of God reveals it.

I have talked about the best ways of taking good care of ourselves in my recent posts. Today is an extension of how life can take us by surprise in many ways.I iterated that, making a promise is not advisable. Procrastination too is not advisable.In fact,as for procrastination it is very bad.Avoid it outright.

The most interesting thing is that;All our dreams are ahead of us.But we don’t know what tomorrow brings. We are only hopeful,because tomorrow is not promised. You can’t dare to see tomorrow, you can’t dare to do something tomorrow.

As I keep on unfolding some of the reasons why tomorrow is not promised; I would like to talk about the most scariest thing to many people (death).

Death on the other hand can’t scare my kind,fear can’t scare my kind,misfortune can’t scare my kind.But why?.

It is like asking a soldier, ” are you scared of death?”.That would be a rhetorical question. A real soldier is always ready to smile to his death. He knows tomorrow is not promised.He wouldn’t stress over tomorrow.Tomorrow will stress over itself.True Christians are soldiers in Christ.

Since Tomorrow Is Not Promised, Should We Be Afraid?

On my side and on behalf of all true Christians; We believe tomorrow is not promised. It is by the grace of God that we wake up each morning. It is not because of anyone’s money,awesomeness, class etc.It is a gift or grace from God.

God is the only one who knows tomorrow. Human beings cannot fathom his greatness.God uses his right hand to protect those who rely on him.

Having the Spirit of God in you will make you fearless. Just like what 1 John 4:4 says:

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

I believe you had your plans yesterday about your today’s schedule. Oh thank God,today has met you.But it has been an unfortunate moment for someone else.The person might find himself in troubles or death might have laid its icy hands on him.

Tomorrow is always a mystery to us.Taking a critical look at this scenario; Let me draw your attention on the fact that, you don’t even know what is going to happen in the next minutes.

Are you ready to accept any occurrence in your life from the next minutes fatefully?. Has anyone promised you tomorrow?. If “Yes”, then bear in mind that tomorrow is not guaranteed.

There is only one person to guarantee us tomorrow. He is the creator of heaven and earth.Those who make his word a lamp unto their feets and paths have the assurance of tomorrow. Not just tomorrow,but eternal life even if they die.Even if they fall,they will rise again.

Here, it takes the supernatural power of God to make the impossible possible.

Be Wise And Seek For God’s Guidance And You Will Never Fear What Tomorrow Brings.

Don’t be complacent that you will wake up tomorrow to your normal routines. You have no idea of the unknown future.Remember, you can’t even take care of yourself when you are asleep.Lest God sends a to protect you. You become useless when you are in deep sleep.

Tomorrow is not promised so attach yourself to the only one who can promise you tomorrow. He shuts and no one opens.He opens and no one shuts.He is the creator of this universe.

Tomorrow and the future is always ahead of us but we can’t see it.Imagine how amazing it looks.Don’t be like the rich man who stored food in his barns,ate,drank and felt complacent about tomorrow. What happened to him?.God said, “you fool, tonight I will take your life from you.

You can find this scripture in Luke 12.

Verse 18, “And he said, This I will do: I will take down my store-houses and make greater ones, and there I will put all my grain and my goods.”

19.”And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have a great amount of goods in store, enough for a number of years; be at rest, take food and wine and be happy.”

20.” But God said to him, You foolish one, tonight I will take your soul from you, and who then will be the owner of all the things which you have got together?”

There is no way we can stay away from God.He is everywhere(omnipresent).He moves around every part of the universe incognito. Fear him and live long.Do not fear what tomorrow brings.

In order to clarify yourself that you believe tomorrow is not promised; Say “if God permits” anything you are referring to a scheduled you are reckoning on.May God be with us.Amen.

There Is A Time For Everything Under The Sun

Mankind can’t ignore the facts surrounding why there is time for everything under the sun. Because it directly or indirectly affects Us.Never try to cheat nature.When its your time,you will be what you want to become.

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Understand that there is a time for everything under the sun.It will surely reach your turn to have what you have been waiting for so long.Let patience lead in your quest for your heart desire.

For us to properly understand why there is a time for everything under the sun;I would prefer using the scriptures.God made us to understand that, there is time for everything under the sun.The bible covers the whole aspect of human life. And everything recorded is true.

The basic measurement for time is in seconds. The clock tickles every second. In turn,it results in minutes ,hours,days,months, seasons, and years. It is all about time.Everything happening under the sun happens for a reason. And there are appropriate time for things to happen around us.

The impatience would find it difficult to comprehend. But this is factual. It takes patience to fully understand the chronology of time.

In one of my recent posts,I talked about “the fact behind why time is money“.Despite the controversies surrounding time being classified as money;The fact doesn’t change. Time is money.

Today, the main focus is on why there is time for everything under the sun.The wisest man ever to live(King Solomon) and the writer of ecclesiastics said it all.

According to Ecclesiastics 3:1, there is a time for everything under the sun. There is time for doing what you must do and time for what you mustn’t do.

“To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”.

There is further elaboration from the verse two to eight.

2.”A time for birth and a time for death; a time for planting and a time for uprooting;

3. A time to put to death and a time to make well; a time for pulling down and a time for building up;

4.A time for weeping and a time for laughing; a time for sorrow and a time for dancing;

5.A time to take stones away and a time to get stones together; a time for kissing and a time to keep from kissing;

6.A time for search and a time for loss; a time to keep and a time to give away;

7.A time for undoing and a time for stitching; a time for keeping quiet and a time for talk;

8.A time for love and a time for hate; a time for war and a time for peace.”

Mankind’s Failure To Comprehend The Undeniable Reasons Why There Is A Time For Everything Under The Sun

Here whether you believe or not,there is a time for everything under the sun. The problem with humanity is;we fail to make use of our time appropriately. And the result is hardship or pains that we go through in life.You can’t misuse time and get yourself freed.There is cause and effect,remember that.

Additionally, what goes around comes around.Time is part of nature and you can’t cheat on nature. You will surely feel the consequences if you dare.

For instance anyone who tries to plant in harvest season instead of cultivation season ,breaks the law of nature. It is inappropriate use of time.

The person would have to face the consequences.The bible will further let you know that you are a “fool”.You failed to know it is rainy season so you should cultivate the land. You must surely go to the ant to learn her ways.The ant is wise enough to know what to do in rainy season and what to do in drier season.This truly teaches us that there is a time for everything under the sun.

As I mentioned earlier of this post. Impatience is plunging many of us into difficult situations.Can you harvest unriped fruits and eat?.No,that wouldn’t be wise.Because it is not the right time for harvesting.

It applies to the kind of life we are living. Even if you are a royal member,there is no need to fight for the throne if its not your time.Impatience makes you break the laws of nature governing time.

You wouldn’t get yourself freed.You would face the consequences and repercussions of your impatience.

Never dare to break the laws governing time.Understand that,indeed there is a time for everything under the sun.When the right time comes, you would know it.No one can stop the right time from coming to you.

Time And How It Affects Our Daily Activities

Time covers almost everything we do in our daily lives. Investing money into business needs time to yield plenty (profits).

Time factor in our lives may differ from one person to other. Just like we are made up of different genes. Some might grow old faster than others. Just like we are from different families, communities and countries.Time in development is likely to differ. But in all,there is a time for everything under the sun.

If America’s GDP,infrastructural development etc. is increasing ahead of your country’s;There is no cause for alarm.A time will come for you to reach that level.It is all about “time”.

Finally those who have “ patience.” enjoy the fruits of time.Patience is the only way to help you comprehend why there is a time for everything under the sun.

Healing From God

Healing From God Is Free Of Charge.He Delights In Your Total Well Being. That Is Both Spiritual And Physical. What Kind Of Sickness Can God Not Heal?.Find Out The Amazing Health Plan Of God And How His Healing Power Is Efficacious Against All Diseases And Illness.

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Healing from God

Healing from God is one of the ways God use to show us his love.
God delights in our spiritual and physical well being.Healing from God happens in many ways.God knew your needs so he created the green herb for us.Healing from God might be a spiritual healing (miracle) or physical healing through medicine.He want us to heal our sickness with herbal medicine.Again he is ever ready to heal us through the blood of Jesus.The bible states that;

“Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Today,people make use of green herbs to heal many diseases”(Genesis 9:3).

God created varieties of trees that are medicinal in nature.Example is the resin of the balsam tree, growing in Gilead, and having healing qualities.

He knows our afflictions and so when we ask anything in the name of Jesus Christ he will do it.

Apparently, there is nothing God cannot do for us.Healing from God restores our souls and make us whole.

Our adversary, the devil never sleeps.He always want to cause us grief. Since Satan was cast from heaven,he has pledged to fight against those who love God.He is the father of lies,author of confusion,diseases and sicknesses.

There is no need for Christians to lose hope on God when diseases and sickness steal our happiness. Healing from God wipes out every sickness and diseases mysteriously through the power of blood of Jesus.

Those who are suffering from all kind of diseases must call upon the Lord.He will surely heal your pains.Nobody heals better than God.He is our refuge when troubles of sicknesses and diseases come.

Jesus Christ died on the cross to triumph over demonic powers,diseases and sicknesses.

Exemplary Incidence Of Healing From God As Recorded In The Bible

Our Saviour Jesus Christ miraculously healed many kind of sicknesses and diseases ranging from blindness,deaf…. to demoniacs.

In John 5:2, the bible records the healing power of water.People went to this fountain to experience its healing powers.

Jesus healed many blind people by touching and applying clay on their eyes (Matthew 9:29,John 9:6).Christians should note that,the clay can not have had any medicinal or miraculous effects. The healing was miraculous by the power of God.He healed many people with different afflictions.They include the lame,lepers, and a lot more.

This same power of God can heal your sickness and pains.Healing from God is free of charge.

As sin increases,diseases also increases. The prevalence of diseases make us die early. Mankind never want to stop sinning. As the bible says, the wages of sin is death,but the gift of God is eternal life.

Get close to Jesus each day and he will also manifest himself in you.

Satan is the author of diseases and sicknesses. He can destroy you by inflicting diseases and sicknesses on you. Just like he did it to Job.

“And the Satan went out from before the Lord, and sent on Job an evil disease covering his skin from his feet to the top of his head”(Job 2:7).

2 Corinthians 12:7 also give accounts of how Satan causes us pains:

“And because the revelations were so very great, in order that I might not be overmuch lifted up, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, one sent from Satan to give me pain.”

The Best Way Of Encountering Healing From God

God is ever ready to heal you from all your pains.If only you will pay heed to his instructions and have faith in him.Faith in God is the backbone of every true Christian. With faith you can move mountains.

It is time you get on your knees in quest of healing from God.Don’t be like this man ” Asa”.

“In the thirty-ninth year of his rule, Asa had a very bad disease of the feet; but he did not go to the Lord for help in his disease, but to medical men”(2 Chronicles 26:12).

Physicians couldn’t heal Asa.Asa died as indicated in the verse 13.Now it is time to pray to receive your healing from God.Amen.

We Want Peace Not As The World Gives But Who?.Find Out Now.

There is only one true peace and that is peace not as the world gives.It is peace from the everlasting and loving father. The creator of this universe.He is about to judge the world and establish his peaceful kingdom for those who love him.

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How would the world be,if there is love and unity among us?.This has been a mere wish.But there is someone who can give us absolute peace.He is the creator of heaven and earth.

Peace Not As The World Gives:

Only Jesus can give the perfect peace the world needs.He said:

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage”(John 14:27).

Understanding The World Today

Do we have peacemakers in our world today?.Yes, but very few.Genuine love for one another brings peace. Unfortunately,there is too much hatred in the world.”Peace” has become a foreign language to many.

The world today is crying out for peace. Peace not as the world gives,but a true kind of peace.How can we find it?.People’s cry seem to fall on deaf ears.Since sin entered this world,true peace hasn’t existed among humanity.

The problem begins in the house.”Charity begins at home”.People grow up with hate,greed with antagonistic behaviours from the house. They become extremists and cause havoc.

The devil love such kind of people.They are good tools for killing innocent people and causing mass destruction. Satan is the author of war.He is God’s greatest enemy and will always be.Untill God destroys him in the end. God is the author of peace and those who love him must love peace.

“For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints”. (1Corinthians 14:33)

The Trend Of Living In Peace

God want us to love peace.For he has reward for those people.

“Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”( Mat 5:9).

He is a peaceful God.And his children must love peace.When we are talking about true peace;It is peace from God not man.

The Battle Of Finding Peace

We all want peace in our lives,but the world is so corrupted that there is hatred in our various houses.Exceptionally,there are evil people who hate peace.Sometimes, we hear the world super powers, noble men government officials etc. say;They will ensure peace among humanity.They say they will bring peace to our door steps but non has been able to do that entirely.

Well, collectively, we can promote peace but that ain’t going to be sufficient.

Even if they bring peace to certain people, how quality is that peace?.There is something missen and that thing is what I what us to find in this post.Actually, I talked about the missen link in the beginning of this article. This link is “Jesus Christ“.

We can find true peace.Peace not as the world gives.It is peace from the peaceful father.World leaders can’t give us true peace. There is hatred everywhere. If racism,hatred, greed, envy etc. ain’t going to stop, then true peace is far from reach.

Remember the prophesies in the bible.God said, in the end time nation will rise against nation…..this is what we see now.No human can end it.The peace that can wipe out every tears and heal every wound is peace not as the world gives.It is not sufficient.

The devil(the father of lies) knows his time is near,so he will incite people to cause more harm.Satan is the mastermind behind the wars rising in our world. There are too much divisions in humanity.No one can bring absolute peace to the seven billion people living in the world today.

Till hatred jealousy, racism, envy etc. is eradicated. Mankind would never succeed in bringing absolute peace to this world.

The Biggest Question

Why is production of nuclear weapons on the rise?. Are the world super powers playing around us?.

The purpose of this is to cause massive destruction against enemies.It would shock you to know the cost of weaponry production.If you find out about the amount of money many countries are channeling into nuclear weapons; You would be shocked.It cost some $80 billion to develop and build 21 of these planes, or $4 billion per B2 bomber, and the current life extension(refurbishment) program will cost $10 billion. How much does peace cost?.Absolutely nothing.What is the future of this world?.

Poverty is swallowing millions of people. There isn’t or inadequate supply of food and water. According to “The Hunger Project”, 815 million people do not have enough food to eat.767 million people live on $1.90 a day. Where is the world heading to?.The saddest thing is, when there is explosion, poor people suffer most.

Today,it is Iraq, Syria,North Korea. Tomorrow it is Libya, Somalia,Afghanistan etc.Innocent souls are taken haphazardly and no one is ending it.It ain’t getting better but worse each day.

“Peace Not As The World Gives” Biblical Quotes To Help You Live In Peace With God.

In bible times,the fig tree represented peace.(Micah 4:4, Zachariah 6:10).God is peaceful.He dwells in peace and want his Children to dwell in peace too.

If there exist true love among mankind;”War” should be a foreign language instead.”Peace” shouldn’t be.

“Salt [is] good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.” (Mar 9:50 ).

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage.”(John 14:27).

” I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage – I have conquered the world.”(John 16:33)

Did you find this article helpful?. if so,then don’t forget to share.I welcome your comments, contributions and feedbacks. Stay in peace with the Lord.Amen.