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Discover your Spiritual Gifts

Thursday, July 18, 2013

If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Romans 12:8 (NLT)

Each and every one of us has a spiritual gift we were born with. We have an inherent ability to help others in a unique and profound way. Jesus tells us to let our light shine before men in such a way that they may see our good works. When we share our spiritual gifts with others, we glorify God.

To find out what these gifts are, spend time in prayer. Ask that the Lord grant you insight as to how you can best serve Him. Think about what special gifts you bring to those around you.

Are you a good listener? Do people feel better after talking things over with you? Are you a healer? Do you have a generous heart that manifests itself by your giving to those in need around you?

I took a Bible study class that helped me figure out my spiritual gifts. One of them was Listening. When I went off by myself and thought about it, I realized that I had always known that. I thought over experiences in my life and realized that while I love to talk, most of the time I would be listening to others. That people would feel better after talking to me about things. I also thought over times in prayer when the Lord told me to be still, to be calm or to be at peace. To Listen.

Faith step: Use your spiritual gifts. Be prayerful, calm and trust in Jesus’ words. Let your light shine before men so that they may benefit from your spiritual gifts.

By Lisa Watson

This devotion is excerpted from Mornings with Jesus 2013.

I was moved to share this with all of you. May all of you who stop by to read this have a blessed day.
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  • DOODIE59
    Thank you for sharing that wisdom.
    2775 days ago
    Thank you for sharing this. I'm at a cross-roads with a lot of things in my life right now. This post has come at a timely moment. emoticon
    2777 days ago
    Beautiful, inspirational blog!!!! Thank you!!!!
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    2778 days ago
    Thank you, I do appreciate your encouragement. Deborah
    2778 days ago
    I can not remember what my spiritual gift was I think a lot of different churches do these to help people to do more for others in the church who need. I enjoy this as we as you say should all try and do for others when we can... if nothing else but listen..

    I do not mean that listening is small but huge as I have met so many who care very little as to what I have to say and only want to share about themselves. This can be frustrating as they never let you get a word in edge wise and most time remember very little of what you have said. So in order to be a good listener you have to want too 1st then care enough to actually do it.

    THUS YOUR not only a good listener but also a Caring lady! emoticon
    2780 days ago
    Thank you.
    2780 days ago
    Pat that is a great blog. And you really are a good listener!
    2780 days ago
    Pat, this is a GREAT blog. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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    I love getting to know people's spiritual gifts and when they recognize them too, its a blessing! This is a lovely passage. Thank you Pat!
    2780 days ago
    An excellent blog. I will need to take some quiet time to contemplate my gifts and do the best with what God has given me. HUGS!
    2780 days ago
    Are you Lisa? Or is the quote written by someone else? It is fabulous and really puts a great perspective on how we should live our lives. It's not selfish to want to know what your special gifts are from God, because He will show you how to best use them.

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    Comment edited on: 7/18/2013 3:40:40 PM
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