A couple of days ago I posted my top 5 strengths from the StrengthsFinder 2.0 test. Today I am continuing what I call the “Who Am I” series of posts by looking at my spiritual gifts.
God has gifted every Christian with spiritual gifts. Gene Wilkes defines a spiritual gift as “an expression of the Holy Spirit in the life of believers which empowers them to serve the body of Christ, the church.” If you are wondering, or have ever wondered, where God has gifted you to serve His church; take a spiritual gifts survey to discover the gifts God has given you.
Here are my top 3: Giving, Administration, Service/Helps.
Members with the gift of giving give freely and joyfully to the work and mission of the body. Cheerfulness and liberality are characteristics of individuals with this gift (Rom. 12:8).
Persons with the gift of administration lead the body by steering others to remain on task. Administration enables the body to organize according to God-given purposes and long-term goals (1 Cor. 12:28).
Those with the gift of service/helps recognize practical needs in the body and joyfully give assistance to meeting those needs. Christians with this gift do not mind working behind the scenes (1 Cor. 12:28; Rom. 12:7).
What are your spiritual gifts?
You can download and take the Spiritual Gifts Survey from LifeWay Christian Resources. You can also download the list of gift descriptions and scripture references as well. Both files require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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