Have You been Gifted by God
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Are You Gifted for this Work with other Men?
Are you gifted with what it takes to be a remarkable, exciting, leader of men’s restoration? The Bible tells us to use our spiritual gifts in love to glorify God and edify His church.
He gives us opportunities every day to put our gifts to use and bless others. Will you seek a way to show the love of Christ and bear much fruit for Him?
How can you know how, in fact, you are gifted? Pray the prayer of Psalm 139: “23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Now, take the spiritual gifts test!
As a follower of Jesus, exploring and exercising your spiritual gifting is a vital and exciting part of your spiritual journey.
Pray and seek God’s help so that you will be able to discern the spiritual gifts God has given you.
“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.” – 1 Cor 12:4 NIV
Many answers are in the Bible as clear as day. Others seem hidden. Get involved with a systematic a study Bible to grow and use a Bible Tool online to look up the topic you are dealing with.
Pray Psalm 139 asking the Lord to show you each gift that He has bestowed upon you.
The ministry of Spiritual Gifts originates in the New Testament, commissioned by our Lord Jesus Christ.
After He established His church on the earth and ascended to Heaven, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to equip His church with power and spiritual gifts (Greek — charismata) so that His disciples could continue to carry out His ministry objectives.
While there are certain gifts of a spectacular nature that are often given greater attention, the New Testament mentions at least 21 that are provided to the church. These gifts are listed in Eph. 4:11, Rom. 12:3-7, and 1 Cor. 12:1-12,28, and are generally assigned to one of three categories, as listed below:
a) Ministry (office) gifts: Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher.
b) Motivational (practical) gifts: Service, Exhortation, Giving, Leadership, Mercy, Helps and Administration.
c) Charismatic (spiritual) gifts: Wisdom, Knowledge, Discernment, Prophecy, Tongues, Interpretation, Faith, Healing and Miracles.
This is the most challenging facet of thinking about your gifts. The actual walking in the gifts.
I hope you wrote down your five most predominant gift traits that the test showed you. Now, look to God who can show you how to walk in those specific gifts.
Your gifting is the natural outgrowth of your calling. God’s calling brings about God’s giftings. If you feel you only have a head knowledge of your gifts and gifting at this point, then seek the enabling and empowering Holy Spirit to give you the answer!