For the record, here is the full list of the Gifts Of The Holy Spirit:
Romans 12:6-8 6
1 Corinthians 12:4-11 4We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
Ephesians 4:7-13 7There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.
1 Peter 4:10-11 10But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men." 9 (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
My understanding of the Greek word, Charisma, is a gift bestowed by someone of high rank upon someone of lower rank. Therefore, the One of high rank would be Jesus Christ, and the ones of lower rank would be anyone who would serve Him. Thus what i derived from the Scripture about the talents. I did, as described, receive that insight from the Holy Spirit as I prayed for several days about that disturbing outcome of the Barna polling.Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever.
When I first came to the boards, I didn't know what my gifts were. All I knew is that I wanted to serve the Lord, but I wasn't sure how.
After writing to someone on RR's main site, I took his advice and brought it before the Lord. It wasn't too long after that point that I began writing articles.
And the rest is history (and a bunch of cheeseburgers).
In all seriousness though: I don't think it's as much WHAT gift you GET as much as it is the heart you bring to serve him with. I struggle with sin and failings every day, and sometimes don't feel I even have the right to type due to my foul ups. But the Lord has promised me that he is faithful and just to forgive me if I come to him and confess my sins. And he has a job for me to do, which I cannot back out on.
Just some observations from a cheeseburger lover.
Last edited by Robert; March-12th-2011 at 12:59 PM.
Time to bump this thread.
Thanks Meg will take the time and read through it
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