Seek Empowering Gifts
SEEK EMPOWERING GIFTS!
You have been called and gifted: Now be empowered
Remember, you have been called and gifted (section 3 WHAT HAVE I BEEN CALLED TO DO?) With that calling he gifted you. He chose which gifts you would have as yours.
There are some of those gifts you cannot manipulate to become yours and others that the Bible says we are to desire and to even ask for.
These gifts help to: Enable you to accomplish the calling He has on your life and to confirm to others the gifting He has birthed in you.
Here are five critically important abilities that are exemplified by the Holy Spirit and are the direct result of being endued or empowered by the Holy Spirit, the present form or personhood of God given by Jesus to reside with us and in us here on earth. I urge you to pray for these five abilities. They are essential for the work of ministry to the hurting.
To come along side to comfort others in any trouble. (II Cor.1:3-4) with the comfort God is giving you in your tribulation.; to come along side of the hurting person, just as the Holy Spirit came along side us in our sin.
You are empowered by the Holy Spirit of God (Acts 1:8) that you might be led into all truth and able to rightly divide the Word of God (II Timothy 2:15)
To teach you in the ways of Christian discipleship so that you can become a disciple of Christ (Matthew 28:19)
To build and strengthen yourself in the Lord, refreshing them by bearing one another’s burden, thus lightening their load and strengthening them for the work of God (Gal.6:2)
To send you out with a sovereign assignment from the highest God that they, once healed, become ministers of reconciliation. (Romans 10:15)
All of these factors are reasons you can do what you have been called to do. If God calls He both provides and equips you for the job.
The good news is that Jesus has made provision for everything you will ever need to do the work of helping others.
The secret is to simply accept, believe and trust what He provides without question or doubt!