Friday, December 15, 2006


Here's a question for the ol' Nanolog Community... and beyond.
Is there a spiritual gift that corresponds with some people's ability to network and connect people?
It was a question posed by Roy while we ate / hung out on Tuesday night.
Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people!

The variety is wonderful:
* wise counsel
* clear understanding
* simple trust
* healing the sick
* miraculous acts
* proclamation
* distinguishing between spirits
* tongues
* interpretation of tongues

All these gifts have a common origin, but are handed out one by one by the one Spirit of God. He decides who gets what, and when.
1 Corinthians 12: 7-11 (The Message)

I have two talents... well three, actually, if you consider having the gift of healing iPods a gift?!? I can present... and I can network. I'm not the best at either... not by a long shot... but these are my skills. I can't sing or create like Olly... or take beautiful images like the Soos... but I am comfortable in front of people and I like to meet and bring people together.

Question is... are my skills God-given (I believe they are) and, if so, do they fit within our understanding of spiritual gifts?

What do you think?

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Anonymous said...

I think it's gotta be an extra-biblical, or found somewhere in the apochrypa or Dead Sea Scrolls. The ability to network: being able to connect people that God desires to connect for various purposes in the Kingdom. Or maybe it's an anointing for divine appointments.

Anonymous said...

Who are we to say that the Holy Spirit should be limited to a certain list? Even if we point to the Bible, who are we to say that the limitless God can't add something else to the list?

Yes, I think your skills are God-given gifts.


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