The Holy Spirit Decides Which Gift(s) I Receive

Holy Spirit

“It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.” 1 Corinthians 12:11

“But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where He wants it.”

1 Corinthians 12:18

Devotional Thoughts

When I was a new Christian, I took a spiritual gifts assessment which was supposed to indicate my top spiritual gifts. One of my top gifts, according to this assessment, was Voluntary Poverty. I was so surprised, I cried out, “I don’t want that gift! I’d rather have the spiritual gift of Prophecy. That one sounds pretty good to me.”

Fortunately, I don’t get to decide which Spiritual Gifts I receive. Neither do you. The Holy Spirit decides on spiritual gift assignments and distributes them accordingly. The Lord has the big picture of His own purposes for our lives, our church and our world. Through His perfect management and distribution, He keeps the church in perfect order and balance.

Follow-Up Activity

Find a friend, family member, or life group member who is participating in this devotional reading. Ask them to share their spiritual gift with you as you do the same with them. Discuss how these unique giftings can benefit each other, the local church, and the worldwide body of Christ.

Prayer Focus

Lord, You know what’s best for me. Help me to use my spiritual gifts wisely. Thank You for giving me a spiritual gift which benefits Your kingdom.

(This devotion is featured in today’s Celebration Church HOLY OTHER Devotion series. To subscribe to the series of devotions based on different aspects of the Holy Spirit, Click Here


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