Power To OperateSeptember 7, 2016 Save Article
If you are a child of God, if you are born-again, you have a spiritual gift. Romans 12:1-2 says “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Now this is talking about your service to the Lord. Furthermore, the verse continues, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Do you want to find the will of God for your service? Then just present yourself to God saying, “Lord here I am. Here I am, Lord.” You see, your gift must have power to operate. Suppose you got married and received a lot of gifts. You received a waffle-iron, a toaster, a blender, a television set. Then you moved into an apartment and there is no power. What good is the gift if you can’t plug it in?
God gives you the gift when you get saved, but the gift begins to operate when you get the power to operate that gift. And how do you get the power? The power to operate that gift comes when you present yourself to the Lord Jesus Christ and you say, “Here I am, Lord, I give myself to You.”