7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Christianity tells us about the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Indeed, we experience God in the Holy Trinity.

To read the Bible, though how intelligent we can be; we need the guidance of the Holy Spirit to understand it. We will never be confused if the Holy Spirit guides us.

Father God gives us the gifts of the Holy Spirit when we infused with sanctifying grace and the life of God in us.

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1.wisdom – this is more than a perfect IQ or a doctorate. Wisdom comes from learned experiences and lessons in life. The wisdom that the Holy Spirit gives us God’s breath in our heart and mind.

2.understanding – This is the key to forgive others if they have wronged us. This is a bunch of kindness in all degrees and forms. Understanding comes with obedience and love seeing that God will take us in His arms.

3.counsel – is the virtue of prudence. Prudence is close to discipline and right actions. This can also be moderation and balanced effects. Prudence free us from shame and immersion in any form of self-indulgence and selfishness.

4.fortitude – This is being “strong”; being “brave”; the courage of the martyrs
The Holy Spirit becomes the strength of the weak, the poor, the oppressed. Speaking up for the truth is courage.

5.knowledge – “Where did you learn that?”

Learning the facts and having a clear mind about God’s will in our lives is knowledge. Sharing it with others, and knowing each of our goals is a gift for us.

6.piety -“Pray, therefore.” Being pious is being obedient to God in prayer. Hence, the gift of prayer. The love that comes within us prods us to pray wherever we are, at any time and for everyone. We don’t choose who to pray for because we love the person next to us – far and near.

7.fear of the Lord – God never sleeps. He watches over us and sees any misdeed we do. Just like a father, we must fear the Lord because we love Him, and there is this hope that arises from love.

Use your gifts. The gifts of the Holy Spirit abound in us if we remain in Christ and love everyone.

Glory to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Like in the beginning, now, and forever
Amen.