ARE YOU EXPANDING your gift? Paul writes in his letter to the Roman church, “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;” Romans 12:6 He then goes on to list other giftings from the Spirit, including, but not limited to: EXHORTATION- the God given ability to proclaim His Word in a way to affect the heart; GIVING- the God given ability to give generously, above and beyond; LEADING- the God given ability to guide and oversee; MERCY- the God given ability to comfort.
The basic idea of this Scripture, “according to the full extent of your faith”; is that your gift would EXPAND. A person who has a gift of prophecy should use that gift and expect that when it’s being used (in its proper form), it will grow and develop. The more you step out in obedience, the more your gift will grow. This is the same pattern for every gift. The more you teach, the greater your wisdom and knowledge will develop in order to teach. So you see then, stepping out in faith to OBEY God grows your gift. Burying your gift produces nothing but an angry Master, who’s been so benevolent to gift you with such beautiful, useful talents. What are you doing with your gift?
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