“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.” (1 Corinthians 12:7-11)
Imagine the Spirit – as a dove. 9 feathers on each wing… what happens when there are only feathers on one side?
Picture is from here… http://sermonfromthefastlane.blogspot.ca/2013/06/metaphor-for-church-dove-of-power.html
The gifts and the fruit of the spirit are not for ourselfs. They are not for self glorification. They are for ” the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:”.
What have I given away today?