Take time to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you as you spend time in God’s word today.
1 Corinthians 12:4-11 & 1 Corinthians 12:27-31
In case you were wondering – the answer is YES! If you are a believer in Christ Jesus than you have a spiritual gift, “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” 1 Corinthians 2:7. And, as we can be certain that it is for the common good of the church – we can be sure you are supposed to use it! There are a myriad of books and websites which may help you discern what your spiritual gifts are, but let’s start by looking at what the Bible says God has distributed to His people.
- Using the passages that we read make a list of spiritual gifts.
- Pray and as the Lord to help you discern your gifts. Think about your natural talents – write them down.
- Consider where God is working in your life and honing your skills – is there a place where you see God’s hand?
- Do you have a certain passion for service or ministry. Where does your heart break – where is God moving you?
- Paul exhorts Timothy to, “fan into flame the gift of God” 2 Timothy 1:6. What can you do today to develop and use the gift that the Lord has given you?
You have been given gifts by God to serve Him and His church! It is your responsibility to seek His will, His growth, and with boldness walk forward in service to Him. Praying that you will grow and fan into flame the gift of God in your own life!