Spiritual gifts are divine enablements for ministry that the Holy Spirit gives in some measure to all believers and that are to be completely under His control for the building up of the Church to Christ’s glory. They are not natural talents, skills, or abilities, such as are possessed by believers and unbelievers alike. These gifts are sovereignly and supernaturally bestowed by the Holy Spirit on all believers enabling us to spiritually edify each other effectively and as such, honor the Lord. Moreover, the Lord gives believers unique ministry areas in which to fulfill our giftedness, and provides ample power by which to energize and accomplish them.
1. How have I used my giftedness from God to edify or encourage those around me?
2. With all this knowledge of spiritual gifts, how will I pursue what God is calling ME to do?
Challenge: Re-read the passage referenced above. In what areas do you see God has gifted you?