Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Gift giving occasions are always a fun time.  Isn’t it a blessing to give someone a gift then watch as they excitedly open the package?  Well Acts 2:38 tells us that God gives His children a phenomenal gift–“the gift of the Holy Spirit”.

Furthermore, 1 Corinthians 12 tells us that the Holy Spirit distributes various spiritual gifts among believers.  The Bible goes on to tell us to be sure and seek these gifts out, to be desirous of them.  Why?  Because they are for our benefit and they help us to be a benefit to others.

For instance, Knowledge is one of these gifts.  Spiritual knowledge from God, conveyed through the Holy Spirit can give us great understanding and help concerning different situations we may be facing.  Wisdom is another gift the Holy Spirit blesses us with.  God’s Wisdom can help prepare us for things that are to come.

There are seven other gifts for us in 1 Corinthians 12.  I encourage you to study this chapter.  Let God speak to you.  Allow the Holy Spirit to bless you with His Presence and His gifts.  In the same way we enjoy giving gifts to others, God enjoys giving these gifts to us!