Paul describes the gifts of the Spirit as (1Cor 12:8-9):
- word of wisdom
- word of knowledge
- interpretation of tongues
I tend to list the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23) — love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control — as gifts as well, because they are free for us to receive.
God blesses us in our entire life. Everything that we give to Him, He blesses. That’s the goodness of living in His kingdom.
But we can’t let all these wonderful blessings distract us from the One Gift that is greatest of all. Jesus is everything. He is Savior, Lord, Friend, Emmanuel. He is God with Us. His heart of love is so great that allowed Himself to be tortured for us — the Sinless One.
I always ask for a greater revelation of Jesus. I want to know Him more and more. No matter how we live our Christian life, the eternal question will always be, what did you do with the sacrifice that Jesus made for you? How did you honor the Son of God?
Jesus must be central to our faith, to our life, and to our hope. It is His blood that saves us and it will be His arms that embrace us in eternity.