You have received a valuable present. Yes, you have received a valuable present, irrespective of whether you know it or not, irrespective of whether you agree with me or not. It is a present from the Spirit and the common name of this present is that it is a spiritual present, for the reason that it comes from that Spirit. If you know this present you are capable to use it for your advantage and that of other individuals about you. If you do not know what this present is, it will lie there, unopened, unlooked, unused and you will go via life all the poorer for the reason that of your failure to make use of this superb present. It is like an inheritance. A parcel of land was awarded to an heir as an inheritance. But if she does not know about this deed of inheritance, she will go via life with no receiving the advantages of this inheritance. Ephesians four:eight says that gifts had been provided to human beings, not just to members of the Church. This indicates that irrespective of whether you are a Christian or non-Christian, a Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, atheist or agnostic, or what ever else, if you are a human getting, a present was provided to you by this Spirit. It may well be a single present or may well be extra than a single present. But at least there is a present that was provided to you. So, what is your spiritual present? Let us have a rundown of some of these gifts. Do you have the present of prophecy? This does not necessarily imply that you can foretell points in the future, but that you are capable to speak forth for God. Do you have the present of ministry or serving other individuals? Some persons just have the knack of assisting other individuals voluntarily with no pondering of any compensation. Are you a single of these? Do you have the present of teaching, displaying other individuals clearly and forcefully what you want to say? Some who took up teaching as a profession have this present, but the majority appear not to have it. They can only repeat what the textbooks and other teachers mentioned just before them. Or do you have the present of exhortation, providing power to these who appear to be lacking the drive to do a particular issue? Do you have the present of providing? Lots of philanthropists have this present. But you require not be a effectively-identified philanthropist to have this present.
You can give in your personal small way. Do you have the present of ruling or managing points. Some have the knack of delegating function to other individuals. They have this present of ruling or managing. Do you have the present of displaying mercy? There are persons who are naturally compassionate. They can not even kill a fly. They have mercy even unto the least of animals. Do you have the present of wisdom, saying the correct word at specifically the necessary time? Or do you have the present of understanding, capable to recognize some of the hidden points about us like the mysterious laws of nature? Or do you have the present of faith so as to execute miracles? Or do you have the present of healing so as to remedy ailments of physique and thoughts? Perhaps you have the present of discerning of spirits so as to know what spirit is functioning in the lives of persons? Or do you have the present of speaking in a tongue foreign to you or of understanding a foreign language? Some persons appear to study a language extremely promptly. They have this present. Or you may well have other gifts not talked about right here. There are lots of other gifts. Like the present of arranging points, the present of cleaning points, the present of humor, the present of acting, the present of singing, and so on. Language itself, being aware of how to speak in verbal or sign language, is currently a present provided to you. It is time for you to reflect upon your life and recognize what present or gifts have been provided to you. It is time for you to have a spiritual awakening so that you can recognize the present provided you and take advantage from this present. Your spiritual hunger activates genuine spirituality inside you. As you are receiving in touch with your spirit you will know the gifts provided to you.