God has not gifted me in prophecy. I’m not a prophet. I don’t even play one on TV. But, like Paul, I know that prophecy is beneficial for the church, just like all the gifts and services of all God’s children are beneficial for the church.
I was interested, then, in reading the thoughts of two prophets about the spiritual gift of prophecy.
Donald at “Unapologetic Prophet” wrote a follow-up post called “No School for Prophets: We Are Equipped, Not Academically Created.” (which is true for all of God’s children, by the way.)
Their posts reminded me of something… something that I already knew. But, still, the reminder was good.
God uses us to equip others to serve. And, he uses others to equip us to serve. Yes, God provides the gift, the opportunities, the passions, etc. But, as Paul wrote, he uses others to equip us so that we are ready to serve others.
We can definitely learn generally from people like Miguel and Donald, even though we’ve never met in real life, and have never spent time together – much less a significant amount of time. But, from what I’ve learned, God primarily uses those who are close to us in real life.
Who are your equippers (prophets, evangelists, or any other gifted persons)? Who are you to equip? Look around you? See those people who God has brought into your life. That’s who.