To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the benefit of all. – 1 Corinthians 12:7

How is the Spirit of God manifesting in your life? God wants to show Himself to the world, and He does so through willing vessels in whose lives He manifests Himself. Manifestation is a showing forth. God wants people to see Him in this world. Spiritual gifts is one of the ways that God manifests, shows the world that He is real, alive and at work.

The spiritual gifts that are listed are supernatural. They include Words of Knowledge, Words of Wisdom, Faith, Healing, Miracles, Prophecy, Discerning Spirits, Speaking in Tongues, and Interpretation of Tongues. Maybe you could fake a few of those but the truth is that most of them are impossible without God.

Paul later says, “Earnestly desire spiritual gifts.” The world needs to see God at work. They need to experience the manifest presence of God. God becomes tangible and real when we allow Him to work in supernatural ways in and through our lives.

Lord, Manifest yourself through your people more and more. We are your willing vessels.