1 Corinthians 12:8-11
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
1 Corinthians 12:29-31
Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? 30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Desire the best gifts; and work with what the Spirit gives you. We all don\’t have the same gifts, but we all have gifts: gifts we desire.
The world is really messed up because there are different works of the flesh in operation. You see, there is power in diversity. We (the body of Christ) on the other hand don\’t realise this, we don\’t realise that the nine gifts of the Spirit and the others are meant for every child of God (Ephesians 4:7-15). We are different, but we have the same Spirit working in us all for the fulfilment of God\’s purpose. We are to work together with our gifts to do and experience things that \”eye has not seen nor ear heard\” . We are to work together as a team. We are to work together as one body where an eye does the seeing, and a nose the smelling and so on.
For the body is not one member, but many.15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?20 But now are they many members, yet but one body. (1 Corinthians 12:14-20)
Desires the best gifts; the Spirit of God in you wants to do something; allow His Spirit to desire the best gifts through you. All these devotionals you are reading, came out as result of a desire within me for revelations from God (actually that was my prayer to God on my birthday); and I thank Him for giving me more than what I asked for. God wants to work through you, so when you discern your desire, voice it out: ask God for that gift. Confess it and thank God for it-DESIRE, ASK and RECEIVE. A desire isn\’t based on what people say, but on what the Spirit within you says. If you desire a gift out of jealousy, envy or because someone said so, you won\’t receive it. Listen to the Holy Ghost. Desire the best gifts.
You will receive power; the power comes from the Holy Ghost . Pray to receive Him and claim your gift(s). You will receive more grace and power when you work with the Holy Ghost to use your gift the way you were supposed to use it-when you go into the world. The gifts come with a responsibility. We can only mature or have more gifts and talents when we use what we already have. It\’s not about having a gift but using your gifts. The gifts also work with love; they are given to us for the benefits of others.