What We Believe: The Power of Spiritual Gifts
Hello again! Today we are going to delve into the realm of spiritual gifts. Despite being a bit abstract, it’s something that is certainly worth the time it takes to explore. Are you ready? Here goes!
Self explanatory right? The gifts (things your really good at) are your tools to help you and others around you. “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” Romans 12:4-10 Each of us each have different areas that we specialize in that is unique to your community or surrounding. Working together, we can all benefit from the strengths of each other. In doing this we create an environment that is united, understanding, informed, and educated.
There is no person who does not possess a talent. Even if small God, made them all. He would not give you a talent that was useless or unimportant. So take the time to look deeper into yourself with God’s guidance. More than likely you will find one if not more gifts that you can cultivate and share with others.
When asked about the importance of spiritual gifts, Mr. Fellows commented ” Spiritual gifts are the life blood of the church. They are like our spiritual job description to be more effective both individually and corporately as united followers of Christ. We need to use our gifts or we will loose them. Each different gift is like a part of the body that represents the church. When one part of the body is missing or not working with the rest, then it (the body) becomes handicapped. Also something to keep in mind is the difference between a talent: natural endowment, and a spiritual gift: something used for the good of the church. Any talent that has God’s blessing and infusion can become a spiritual gift. But when used only for personal gain or without any improvement is simply a strength and nothing more.”
So there you have it folks. Value the gifts you are given. Share them, cultivate them, and always be thankful to the One who gave them to you, Jesus Christ! For more articles in this series please follow the links below or check in every Thursday for a new topic or belief. Enjoy and God bless.
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