Recently many of my friends have received the gift of speaking in tongues from the Spirit. God bless them and you who have as well. However today I would like to encourage you to continue to press on and to desire more from the Spirit. Desire more gifts from Him. Don’t stop right here.
A few profound passages found in 1 Corinthians 14 that really show us what we need in regards to the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 14:5 “I wish you all had the gift of speaking in tongues, but even more I wish you were all able to prophesy. For prophecy is greater and more useful than the gift of speaking in tongues, unless someone interprets what you are saying so that the whole church can get some good out of it.”
1 Corinthians 14:13 “So anyone who has the gift of speaking in tongues should pray also for the gift of interpretation in order to tell people plainly what has been said.”
With these two passages in mind, I want to encourage you all to continue to pray to God for the understanding of the speaking in tongues. I know many people including myself that prayed for the gifts of the Holy Spirit and then I stopped after speaking in tongues. The Bible tells us clearly that we should keep praying for understanding and other gifts.
Also I want to encourage you all to pray other gifts as well, gifts that can benefit the entire church, not just you personally. The speaking in tongues is good, but many people don’t know of it or understand. Many will think it’s crazy. However, if someone amongst a church has the gift of prophecy or something else aside from speaking in tongues it will benefit both non-believers and believers. It will convict non-believers to turn to Christ and convict believers to strengthen their faiths.
Let’s pray that we keep praying for gifts from the Spirit, let’s not stop at just the speaking in tongues, but continue to ask, for interpreting the tongues, and the other gifts found in 1 Corinthians 12:8-11. Keep fighting this fight good soldiers! 🙂
The gifts of the Spirit are beautiful, however we should better understand them and their purpose. I encourage each one of you to read 1 Corinthians 14!
Thank you for reading todays post. God bless you and have a great day.
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