Romans 1:11 (NKJV)
“For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established—”
This is a very powerful scripture, showing us an often forgotten biblical practice, which is the practice of impartation. In Ephesians 4:29, Paul talked about imparting grace and in 1 Thessalonians 2:8, he talks about imparting the gospel of God and even his very life. Impartation is taking from the overflow of what is within you and transferring same to someone else. You cannot “pretend impart” because impartation draws directly from the inner life of the one imparting. Note however that impartation can be positive or negative.
A concentrated spiritual life is able to easily impart a spiritual gift to another person, because the transfer of gift is possible only from a point of higher density to a point of lower density. If I am established in a particular discipline or I have unusual grace in a particular ministry, it will be easy for me to help someone else who lacks these things, to enter into them and grow in them. In whatever areas God, in His mercy, has gifted you in, you need to use these gifts to bring strength and development to others in the family of God. Impartation may happen through touch, through words, through training, or through modeling; but we need to believe that impartation is still a credible practice that needs to be encouraged in the Body of Christ. May we grow in this grace.
“Yes Lord, may I grow in this grace, even as I deepen my roots in the concentrated Christ centered life. Amen.”