What Does the Bible Say About Spiritual Gifts
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
Just like you exercise your body you must exercise your spirit.
God grants his children spiritual gifts (not talents, skills, hobbies,or trades). This baptism of the Holy Spirit comes only after you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior. The Lord grants us these gifts for the building up of the Kingdom.
Scriptures about the purpose of spiritual gifts.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. -1 Peter 4:10
For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. -Romans 11:29
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith -Romans 12:6
What I believe about spiritual gifts
Make sure you belong to a church so you can exercise your gifts for the calling that in on your life.
Utilize your gifts outside of your local congregation so that God may be glorified in all that you do.
Stay in constant prayer about your gifts so that you can be fruitful and serve the Lord with your life.You never know what God is birthing in you.