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What is your Spiritual Gift.

Discussion in 'Spiritual Gifts' started by mark kennedy, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. mark kennedy

    mark kennedy Natura non facit saltum Supporter

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    There's a list of them in 1 Cor. 12, all believers are supposed to have one, whats yours?
     
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    I guess I didn't get one. :(
     
  3. mkgal1

    mkgal1 His perfect way sets me free. 2 Samuel 22:33 Supporter

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    I seem to have only received the "gift" of agitating others.....especially the kind of people that pretend to be going out of their way for others, but have a hidden motive to do so (but it DOES seem to bring out the truth that has been hiding under the surface).
     
  4. Elixir

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    Based on some of what I've experienced, I think I may have gifts with faith, healing, and discernment of spirits.

    With faith, by His Grace I've come back to God like the prodigal son after a lot of struggles with mental illness.

    With healing, I do my best both in regard to loving words to comfort others and deeds and even perhaps now some physical effect. I wouldn't say that I have the gift of wisdom though with the words, I'm just too much of a social klutz and end up butchering what I say a lot, but I feel that caring in the first place plants the seed of healing. The physical aspect would be just budding, as mostly this may be tied in with discernment of spirits, but especially with animals I feel their constitution and can in faith and prayer hope for their recovery if they're sick, or at least a reduction of suffering.

    And with the gift of discernment, I know I've avoided death twice by sensing and getting away from people who would do me harm. I more readily feel my energy / life force now and the energy of the room around me in a more or less removed, third-person perspective, and so I try my best to have mastery over my own thoughts and feelings.
     
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    and what truth is that? Just curious ..
     
  6. Lost4words

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    I have the gift of non stop eating. My bowl is always empty!
     
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  7. mkgal1

    mkgal1 His perfect way sets me free. 2 Samuel 22:33 Supporter

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    That these people do NOT have good intentions - that they have selfish intentions and their "niceness" quickly wears off around me (for a few people to see).
     
  8. Jen35

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    Well if someone has to boast about a spiritual gifts and good works they doing for the world, how is that being geniune? Doesn't the Lord see what goes on outwardly and inwardly? Why does it matter to others what a person is doing as long as the Lord is doing the rewarding and sees all? And in what way is boasting about the goodness one is doing in the world? It just shows that person is doing it to receive praise from the world, but we are not here to please man but God. Why can't people do good for the world without a public announcement?
     
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  9. mark kennedy

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    There appears to be a misconception, all believers saved by grace and indwelled by the Holy Spirit has at least one manifestation of the Holy Spirit.for building up the body of Christ. (1 Cor. 12:7).

    If you don't have a gidt of the Spirit, you are not indwelled by the Spirit, which means your not a Christian. If you don't know what your gift is it's probably because you don't know what to call it.
     
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    What people though? People you have met and talked to before?
     
  11. mkgal1

    mkgal1 His perfect way sets me free. 2 Samuel 22:33 Supporter

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    I'm not sure I understand your point? Are you referring to this thread in general (and suggesting that those of us that have posted are "boasting"?). Or......are you referring to what I had posted about how some people masquerade their intentions to others as being "good" when, actually, they have purely selfish motives?

    If it's the latter - I think it's helpful for others to know the truth about their intentions, as they were typically manipulating others. Lies and deceit are never good (and bring harm to situations).
     
  12. mkgal1

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    Yes. People I have had experiences with.
     
  13. Jen35

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    I'm just venting. And I think everyone has a motive until found out some motives are probably just more innnocent or worst then others...and who is good? Last time I checked Jesus said no one was good but God..
     
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    Ok...
     
  15. Elixir

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    Agreed. Though I pretty much just end up getting drained though instead if I have to interact with them like when they're the clerk / manager / etc. behind the counter. Especially with just unhappiness. All I can do is smile back, and fortunately that does brighten their mood sometimes too. I just think how common it may be in their day for others to reflect back at them their attitude, and so I do my best to be one to brighten it :) !

    This is something I've dealt with myself. Honestly, practically life-long I have sought some kind of anything to have with all that I don't thanks to having Asperger syndrome and mental illness, and I have to admit that is vanity, but so as OP says these gifts of the spirit as a real thing and the Holy Spirit always bestows them, so hopefully they're real for me. But I've learned that even with the gifts I think I have they have not genuinely made me happy or even love God more. In fact, I feel quite guilty for every blessing I've had I've been mad at God ten times instead, and I deserve nothing. So, by His Grace I am able to serve Him at all, gifts or not. But yes, even bringing attention to the gifts one has and how they work for oneself I think it can be hard to without boasting about them because they are meant to work in the background.
     
  16. Jen35

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    But even then a light can be seen from anywhere in this world. Because a light shines and considering it is a light, it can not be hidden. We don't need to show and tell, we only need to do what Jesus said, let your light shine before men so they can praise our heavenly father in heaven. But since there is so much announcement in this world it seems like it's only to get approval and much praise from this world. The only thing we should be rejoicing in is the truth, as long as the Lord sees what does it matter what others think. The Lord knows who is geniune and who is not. Because you are a light in this world, you only need to shine...
     
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  17. mkgal1

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    This may be going off on a tangent - but this phrase happens to be a pet peeve of mine ("no one was good but God"). It causes us to be unable to resolve interpersonal conflicts. Perfect is one thing.....but I believe we need to be able to discern lies from truth (and some people can't discern genuine kindness and compassion from the manipulative variety).
     
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    There wouldn't be no conflict if we all stop competing and judging one another. And it should not be a peeve if Jesus said it...
     
  19. mkgal1

    mkgal1 His perfect way sets me free. 2 Samuel 22:33 Supporter

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    Well.....yeah, in a perfect world (but, just as you're pointing out, we are NOT there yet - and situations call for people to see what's truly right and what's wrong).

    The trouble I have with the phrase is how it's USED - not the phrase itself. We are to be the voice for the voiceless and vulnerable and the oppressed. If we are going to blur the lines and just cast blame on everyone - we can't do resolve injustice and harm that's being done.

    One of my favorite passages is how every single part of the body is essential:

    1 Corinthians 12:24-27 ~
    So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity.
    This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other.
    If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.
    All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.
     
  20. *LILAC

    *LILAC Keeping it simple. Supporter

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    I've discovered I have the gift of discernment and the utterance of knowledge. This is something I'm still working on.
     
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