I was having a conversation with a friend about the fact I always wear lots of colours, all at the same time (I had on a dress like an abstract piece of art you’d see in the Tate Modern as we were speaking). I explained to her that this hadn’t always been my story and … More Stop hiding!
I’m sure you’ve all heard of this spiritual gift, miracles! It’s a word that seems to be part of our everyday vocabulary and is seen in film and book titles. Or perhaps you have had moments in your life when you feel like the only thing that can change your situation is a miracle! So, … More Miracles
You may never have heard of this gift before and to be honest it isn’t one that is talked about as much as some of the others like speaking in tongues or prophecy. Or maybe you have heard of it but never really understood what it was all about, so I am going to try … More Discerning of Spirits
Do you, like me, get over excited when you see a stack of presents under the Christmas tree? Even better when you look at the labels and discover that they all have YOUR name on them!! Hold that thought! Did you know that there are 5 different ways we speak and understand emotional love? They … More We’ve all got gifts, what’s yours?
When you hear the word wisdom, what are the first thoughts or pictures that come into your head? For me I conjure up pictures in my head of clever people or maybe those who are older than me who have had lots of life experience, making them invaluable in a crisis. They are the sort … More Word of Wisdom
Have you ever been in a church setting and heard people speak or sing out in a language you have never heard before? They are simply speaking or singing out in ‘tongues’. This is a God given language available to ALL believers and a beautiful and powerful gift from God. You will hopefully remember I … More Interpretation of Tongues
How many of you would describe yourselves as generous? Are you one of those people who is always happy to lend your ‘stuff’ to friends? Your clothes, books, car or even money? You don’t mind because you trust your friends to give it back or maybe you’re not even that bothered if they do or … More The Gift of Giving
I don’t know about you but mercy is a word I don’t use a lot and we certainly don’t tend to hear it a lot in society today. You may not really understand the true meaning of the word but the dictionary says mercy is: ‘Compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone whom it is within … More The Gift of Mercy
You may be thinking, what on earth is exhortation? I thought that too when I first heard it, but it simply means encouragement. The dictionary definition of encouragement is: To give support, confidence or hope to (someone). To encourage someone means to literally give someone courage for a situation. It is such an affirming, uplifting … More The Gift of Exhortation
This post is the first in a mini-series on the ‘Gifts of the Spirit’. I am going to try and explain in simple terms what the gifts are, how to get the gifts and how to step out in using them. If you’re not sure about what gifts you may have, read my previous blog … More Speaking in Tongues