To my readers….Thank you so much! I hope that my accounts of my spiritual gift have helped to encourage you to recognize your own gifts. I truly enjoy hearing from you and visiting about your experiences also.
This book will be available as an audiobook within a month! L.A. Voiceover is doing the production. I just LOVE Deon’s voice and inflection. I wrote the book, but she makes even me get chills hearing it. I will keep you posted as to the release date!
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Among the many blessings for which I am thankful are the gifts that the Holy Spirit has given to me. At this time of year, we thank God for His many blessings. We should not forget to include our spiritual gifts.
When Jesus ascended up into Heaven, He left us a comforter that we know as the Holy Spirit. All of us have spiritual gifts. Some of us are unaware of our gifts or we simply choose to ignore them, but we all have gifts. It is part of the mystery that unfolded when God forgave us our sin through Jesus.
Of course, I am thankful for all of my blessings. God has been so gracious to me with gifts of a beautiful family and friends who I love dearly. I am surrounded by proof of God’s love. He has also provided everything I could ever need in the way of material things. I am not saying that I am wealthy according to earthly standards. I am a retired school teacher so that should tell you that I am not going around just buying everything I want. But I am very happy and blessed with what I have and it all came from God. This includes my spiritual gifts.
It is truly a blessing to be able to see Spirit. Those of you who have this gift understand what I am saying. The comfort it gives me is unmeasurable in that I am secure in the knowledge that God is in control and that I am never alone. I am surrounded by angels and the spirits of those who have passed before me and by the love of God. I cannot imagine living without that knowledge because I would think that the confusion of life would just be horrendous to bear.
The gift is both a blessing and a responsibility. We must be very thankful to God for this blessing, but we must also use our gifts for Him as He would have us use them. With our gifts, we can give much comfort to those around us and those who are hurting. We can comfort those who are about to pass with knowledge of where they are going and how it will be wonderful when they get there. We can comfort those who have lost loved ones with the knowledge that their loved ones are not as far away as it may seem.
I am always blessed when I can be used to give someone else comfort. I believe it is for this purpose that I was given my gifts and it is when I am fulfilling this purpose that I am truly happy. Thank you God!!!!!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Karen and I have recently decided that I should confess a secret I have hidden for years. I have the gifts of Prophecy and Discernment that God has given me to use for His purposes. I grew up very confused because I was never taught about these gifts in the churches I attended. In fact, many of them let it be known that they did not believe that God has current prophets. They believed that those gifts were only for the original church. I am here to say that they are wrong.
It plainly says in the Bible that He will poor out his gift of prophecy on many in the last days…and I believe we are there. I allowed the opinions of others to keep me silent for many years in an effort to avoid confrontation and keep peace in the Church. Now, I believe that it is time to tell the truth.
My hope is to help others out there who have the gifts and who do not know what to do with them. I am not claiming to be all-knowing about these things. Everything I know has been gleaned by experience. For 45 years, I have stumbled along with the gift, learning along the way about the purposes, pitfalls and dangers involved. I have no control over the gift by choice. After taking control of the gift and using it inappropriately, I asked forgiveness and I asked that God only give me what He wants me to know or do. He has honored that request.
Recently, my grandchildren have begun to exhibit the gifts and I have decided that I must help them learn more about their gifts and what to do with them. I am insistent that they realize that these gifts come from God and they must use them for His Honor and Glory only. The temptations to use them for one’s own purposes are rampant and start early.
To help them understand a little more, I have written a book called Growing Up Weird: Confessions of a Closet Medium. In this book, I have chronicled all the events of my life concerning the gift and explained what I have learned about them. I then realized that there are many more people like myself out there in the world who might also like to read it.
It is my hope that, with this blog, I can connect with others who have had similar experiences. My gift did not end when I published this book. I continue to have manifestations of the gift and God continues to bless me by letting me serve Him. It is here, on this blog, that I will continue to chronicle the mysterious events that go along with this gift.
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