Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Gifts of the Spirit, I hear you LOUD & CLEAR!

1 Corinthians 12

New International Version (NIV)

Concerning Spiritual Gifts

12 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 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,[a] and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b] 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

This is one of the most comforting verses for me, mainly because of the Soul Cries I hear, feel, see, experience.... I had a minister at a non-denominational church try to tell me that my Soul Cries, my gifts of wisdom, knowledge, Faith, and understanding "tongues" (aka the Homily in Norwegian when I don't speak a lick of it) were from a demon, trying to hide in the cloak of Catholicism.  HA!  It's more like his words were that of the devil trying to faulter my beliefs!

Hm.  Well, that being said, what I really wanted to write about is how I have been having Soul Cries like crazy.  I'm not going to share them here, not just yet, but yeah... even though I haven't been at church regularly since the summer, my Faith is in tact, and I have left myself opened, ready, and willing to receiving whatever the Spirit is willing to give! 

Know that I will be in contact with any one of you if your name falls on my heart.  The Spirit has put it there for a reason.

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