Spiritual Gifts – What are Yours?

talented stick figure with spiritual giftsCarrie Underwood has one of the spiritual gifts of singing beautifully. See You Again is an incredible song and gives me the chills! Did you know that God has given each of us spiritual gifts such as talents and abilities that we need to use to the glory of God?  Using talents this way can change our lives in a positive way as noted in the scriptures.

In Matthew 25:14-28 there were three servants that were given five talents which in Biblical times was equivalent to money.The first two men used their talents and gained double what they had started out with.

The third, however buried his talent and his master was very displeased with this servant and called him “wicked and lazy.”This seems a little harsh, but I believe it was an example of God wanting us to put our talents and abilities to good use. Do not hide these talents but use them for God’s glory. When these spiritual gifts are used, it further contributes to the world knowing about the kingdom of God. This increases our joy and allows God to work in our lives to form an even a better outcome than could have been achieved on our own!

Below are Bible verses about spiritual gifts:

We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. Romans 12:6-8

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. John 15:5

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive and inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

Knowing and utilizing our abilities and talents can open many doors to fulfillment in our lives and the lives of others. What are your spiritual gifts to the world?

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