Katie Barker April 21, 2017
The Lord says to you today, “Release your sound! I have placed in you a unique sound that you alone carry. It is the sound of the expression of the gifts I have given you. As you release your sound others are touched by My love and glory. Do not compare your sound to the sound others release as each person is unique and the sound each person carries is unique. Each sound is beautiful when released with a pure heart. Release your sound with boldness and love. Many are waiting to hear your sound. As My people release their sound, the sounds blend together in a beautiful melody that brings glory to Me and draws others to Me. Don’t quench your sound and don’t underestimate the power and impact of your sound.”
Each person in the body of Christ is a unique and vital part of the body and each person’s gift is significant. Since the gifts of the Spirit are gifts of grace, they are to be used in love with a pure motive of love (1 Corinthians 13:1-3). The gifts of the Spirit are tools with which we can articulate the love and power of God to others. God has chosen to minister to people through us. The gifts we have been given are not for our own purposes but to serve others and use them for His purposes and plans and to bring glory to His name.
1 Corinthians 12:4-7 (NASB) – Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
1 Peter 4:10-11 (NASB) – As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen
The spiritual gifts we are given relate to the calling on our lives. God has a plan for each of us and wants us to use the gifts He has given. Holy Spirit gives us the gifts we need to accomplish the task He has called us to do. We are called to impact the world around us for His kingdom. The word of God will spread and the kingdom of God will expand and flourish as the body of Christ steps out and operates in the spiritual giftings with which we have been endowed. God also gives more gifts to those who faithfully use the ones they have been given.
Romans 12:6a (NASB) – Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly.
Matthew 25:29 (NASB) – For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.
The Lord wants you to put your gifts into action and release your sound! You will be surprised how the Lord will use you and how much impact your gifts will have as you step out and use the gifts you have been given. Don’t quench your sound, instead release it with boldness as others are waiting to be blessed and impacted by God through the sound you release.