1 Corinthians 12:1 (ESV)
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed.
And therein lies the reason for this new devotional – to clear up misunderstandings on the spiritual gifts given to each believer via the Holy Spirit of God. The first important thing to know about them is they are gifts. Like with any gifts, there is nothing you can do to earn them. They come not because you’re some spiritual hotshot or because you’ve earned enough good merit points. They are gifts and they’re yours for the taking. Secondly, they come through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, based solely on our acceptance of Jesus Christ as a Lord. And thirdly, they are distributed to each born-again believer. This is where you’ll find contrary info from certain books or commentaries on the subject. There are camps out there who believe the gifts passed away with the Apostles and or with the early church and there are those like me, who believe the gifts are still at work in the lives of every follower of Jesus Christ. The later premise is where this devotional will swim. I hope you dive in with me through the entire devotional and discover Biblical truths about The Gifts of the Spirit that will encourage, strengthen and enhance your Christian experience.