“Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will keep you strong to the end…” I Corinthians 1:7-8a NIV
It is an amazing thought to me that as children of God we do not lack any spiritual gift. In Christian circles there are a lot of different theories on “spiritual gifts” and I don’t need to debate any of them. The truth is I witness these “spiritual gifts” nearly every day.
I have friends who didn’t give up on their baby when they doctors recommended that they abort him because his brain wasn’t “right” and he would never have a good “quality of life.” That baby is now 3 1/2 and while he learns slower than some children, he learns, laughs, talks, walks and makes us all smile. His parents were given spiritual gifts to strengthen them through their challenges and help them see God in their daily life. My father and my father-in-law are living out their spiritual gifts of love and commitment to their wives, serving them as their health fails. I’ve heard both of them say that the Lord helps them daily even thought they have never given this kind of care before.
My list could go on and on when I stop to think about the people in my life who are living examples of living out their faith by the gifts of patience, wisdom, strength and love. I’m sure you can think of people in your life as well. My question is do we realize that we have all that we need in our every day life? Or do we just think our God is there for the “big” decisions/situations.
Corinthians goes on to say that God has called us into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ, who is faithful (I Cor. 1:9). Fellowship is daily living. Doing life together. So are you doing life with the knowledge that God has given you all that you need to live your life?