DISCOVER OUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS
Our life is like a puzzle. The pieces fir together to make a whole. And when we combine our spiritual gifts, personality, passion and experience we will discover a picture which shows us how we can best serve God with maximum effectiveness. Spiritual gifts are supernatural empowerments given by the Holy Spirit to the followers of Christ so that we can do the work of building up the body of Christ, the church and extend the Kingdom of God throughout the world. The Spiritual gifts are not innate, natural talents, like an ear for music or the ability to draw, but rather we are empowerments that the Holy Spirit gives to a believer to mister to the body in
ways that were not possible by mere natural effort apart from the Holy Spirit. In the ministry of the apostle in the book of Acts, we see that we performed miracles, healed people, preached and spoke in tongues, which they had not been able to do
apart from Christ.
“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.” (Romans 12:6-8)
What kind of ministry do we enjoy the most and shows the most fruitfulness? That probably indicates where there are spiritual gifts operating in our life. If we enjoy teaching and find that people are edified through our teaching ministry, it is like that the Holy Spirit has given us a gift of teaching. If we find that the Lord puts people in our path who are ready to surrender their life to Christ, we probably have a spiritual of evangelism. If we enjoy inviting people to our home, either for a meal or to stay, we probably have a gift of hospitality.
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