Have you ever wondered what God wants you to do? Have you ever wondered if God will give you any gifts or abilities so that you can serve Him? Paul wrote about spiritual gifts in his first letter to the Corinthians. If you have ever read or studied that book, you know that the people of the church in Corinth were a mess. There were so many problems in that church; Paul began the letter addressing all of the divisions and contentions, the lack of moral judgment and the immaturity of the believers. But after trying to straighten them out, he returns to the fact that, as God’s children, each person in the congregation had received some spiritual gift(s) so that they could be involved in ministry. If you wonder what gift you might have been given,  you can learn more about your spiritual gifts by going to this link and taking the spiritual gifts assessment:

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Read what Paul says in I Corinthians 12:

God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various expressions of power are in action everywhere; but God himself is behind it all. Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people! The variety is wonderful:

wise counsel

clear understanding

simple trust

healing the sick

miraculous acts

proclamation

distinguishing between spirits

tongues

interpretation of tongues.

All these gifts have a common origin, but are handed out one by one by the one Spirit of God. He decides who gets what, and when.

The Message… I Corinthians 12:4-10

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