Just as some hats have many colors, so it is in the body of Christ. God has sovereignly given the body of Christ a unified diversity. He has given His children gifts of grace which are undeserved and unmerited. These gifts, the specific way in which they are used, and the spiritual results are all sovereignly chosen by the Holy Spirit apart from our personal merit. Thus, He has given a spirit of unity in which all parts of the body can function as a whole. Gifts such as prophecy (proclaiming the Word of God), compliment service, which compliments the gifts of teaching and exhortation. Our God is a not a God of chaos. He is a God of order and execution. This should cause us to seek to use our gifts to further His kingdom and to give Him glory.
1. If I was asked what my spiritual gift was, how would I answer?
2. What is the evidence to which I would point to substantiate my claim?
Challenge: Plan to spend some time discovering your spiritual gift. If you already know, find a way to implement that gift within the local church.