What are the Gifts of the Holy Spirit?
KNOWLEDGE is the gift of the Holy Spirit that helps us to know ourselves, God and the world around us. It is about more than just facts. Knowledge is our map to know where our faith is leading us and what our Church is about.
REVERENCE is the gift of the Holy Spirit that helps us to have a deep sense of respect for God and the Church. Without Reverence we can’t have knowledge. It teaches us to treat our fragile world gently, including our friends & family. Reverence helps us to pray with trust and respect and to see God in everything around us.
WISDOM is the gift of the Holy Spirit that helps us to love God and spiritual things more than material things. It shines a light on God’s plan in our lives and in the world. Wisdom helps us to say, “I understand how to love.”
COURAGE is the gift of the Holy Spirit that helps us be confident to say we are disciples of Jesus. A person with Courage has the strength to stand up for what is right, even it means being unpopular. Courage gives us the strength and stamina to walk out into the world and feel prepared.
WONDER AND AWE is the gift of the Holy Spirit that helps us become aware of the glory and majesty of God. Wonder and Awe is the beginning of Wisdom because it helps us see that God is the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth.
RIGHT JUDGEMENT With this gift, we know the difference between right and wrong, and we choose to do what is right. A person with Right Judgement avoids sin and lives their life in the way taught by Jesus.
UNDERSTANDING helps us to have an insight into what God is asking us to do and how we should live our lives. With Understanding, being a disciple of Jesus is always refreshing and life-giving to ourselves and others. Understanding is letting the Word of God have room in our lives.
The art work featured at the top of this page is called, “Pentecost: Ture Spiritual Unity and Fellowship in the Holy Spirit” and is used with the kind permission of the artist Rebecca Brogan.
To see other work by Rebecca and to view the original please go to: http://jtbarts.com/homepage-gallery/pentecost-true-spiritual-unity-and-fellowship-in-the-holy-spirit/