These are some notes from one session of a conference we went to not too long ago that I feel are worth sharing.
The Spiritual Gifts can only be as real THROUGH you as they are TO you.
The world kingdom cannot see or understand the Kingdom of God. However, we are citizens of a different Kingdom – ambassadors working in the ’embassy’ of God’s Kingdom (which is wherever we are, because the Spirit is in us). We are far away from”home”, in an alien country, and God sends us the Gifts from heaven – from home – to remind us of home and Himself. These gifts are specifically and uniquely for me (and you – the gifts we are each given are unique and specific to us as individuals). We have to open and receive the gift(s) and partake of it/them before we can share them with others.