8 And again, I exhort you, my brethren, that ye deny not the gifts of God, for they are many; and they come from the same God. And there are different ways that these gifts are administered; but it is the same God who worketh all in all; and they are given by the manifestations of the Spirit of God unto men, to profit them.
Every elder, priest, teacher, or deacon is to be ordained according to the gifts and callings of God unto him; and he is to be ordained by the power of the Holy Ghost, which is in the one who ordains him.
If that is true of priesthood ordinations, is it not also true of every calling we receive? Perhaps that is why, when we are set apart for a calling, we are given a blessing. Perhaps the words of the blessing serve to make us aware of the unique “gifts and callings” which have come to us because we have received the Holy Ghost.
I’m grateful for the individualized gifts we each receive through the Holy Ghost. Today, I will remember that we each experience the Holy Ghost uniquely, and that by the power of the Holy Ghost, we each receive gifts which can bless our lives and the lives of the people around us.
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