Weekend Words & Sunday Stanzas – 02/08/2015

Listen to wisdom, and get a few whispers from Proverbial Thought!

Several years ago, I kept hearing people talking about what their spiritual gifts were, and to seek certain spiritual gifts, and we can get various spiritual gifts. For a while, I simply said, “Okay,” and left it at that.

Then I read 1 Corinthians 12 (vv. 4-11, ESV):

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

That is inspiration for this poem.



__the gift of listening


some say they have a gift

this one it is healing

and that one prophecy

and this one interpreting

and that one leading

but what if in these giftings

they really are all the same

everyone has the same thing

what if not separate gifts

but just the gift of listening

to God

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