This past month I had the privilege of speaking at our different Toast the King chapters about His gifts and His presence.
1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12, Ephesians 4 and 1 Peter 4 are four chapters commonly referred to when studying the gifts of the Spirit. As I was getting prepared to speak, I read through those four chapters and I realized we are leaving out a few chapters that should not be left out when studying the gifts of the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12 speaks of the body being many members and the distribution of the gifts to different members of the body of Christ in a variety of ways. 1 Corinthians 14 goes on and talks further about the gift of prophecy and speaking in tongues.
Squeezed in between these two great chapters about the different gifts is a whole chapter speaking on one thing . . . love. Love is the most important of all the gifts! God knew what He was doing when He gave way and dedicated a whole chapter on LOVE and how to love well.
If you’re not sure what your gifts are, take a look at yourself and see how well you love others. It may very well be that one of your gifts is loving exceptionally well.
Be ready in and out of season and willing to operate in any of the gifts that might be needed at the moment when God asks. You may be the only person around. Don’t miss an opportunity to be the hands, feet, heart and voice of Jesus.
This Christmas give the best gift of all to everyone near and far . . . LOVE.