Spiritual gifts: Romans, 1 Corinthians, Ephesians, and 1 Peter
I have been praising God for so much. I am blessed with the great treasure of witnessing God at work again and again. I believe I can do anything that God wants me to do, and he has proven that he will take a "nobody" with a willing heart and use them in a way that allows him praise.
In my volunteerism, I realize the importance of the task at hand and can accomplish what I set out to do, but whatever I do must create a spiritual gain. In my day-to-day, the ministry of my life is found in the people that God lets me rub shoulders with. He prepares the way. I love seeing God at work. I enjoy my place there.
When I think about spiritual gifts, I know we will have the gift we need for each moment as God reveals the Master Plan. Many are very blessed with a particular gift or gift set; it is evident; it shows as a bright light. I love that.
Spiritual gifts are the best gifts. This may not be an inclusive list, but it gets me thinking. God blesses his children with many abilities and uses the willing heart in many ways.
Leadership: encouraging and helping others to build the kingdom of God
Administration: helping with long term goals and remaining on task
Teaching: instructing in truths and doctrines of God’s Word
Knowledge: teaching and discipleship. The ability to learn, know and explain God’s Word
Wisdom: The ability to discern works of the Holy Spirit and apply teaching and actions
Prophecy: proclaiming the Word of God with boldness
Discernment: being able to recognize the truth about a situation
Exhortation: people with this gift are enthusiastic about the Lord, and they can motivate others
Shepherding: looking out for the spiritual welfare of others
Faith: trusting God to fulfill His plan. People with this gift are encouragers
Evangelism: the building up of the church so others will be led to Christ
Apostleship: motivators, church planters, missionaries: people who look beyond the walls
Service/Helps: helping those in need of practical assistance
Mercy: The person with this gift shows acts of compassion
Giving: People with this gift will give freely and with joy to further His kingdom
Hospitality: Making people feel welcome, appreciated, and wanted