Spiritual gifts, a few questions

Do you know what a Spiritual Gift is? Do you know what yours are? Do they stay the same or do they change in your lifetime? Most importantly, are you working within your Spiritual Gift? If not, why not?

I’ve been thinking a lot about Spiritual Gifts lately. It all started with a post I read over at The High Calling by Michelle DeRusha called Enough: A Year of Not Shopping. The post wasn’t about Spiritual Gifts, but one of the comments was. Cassandra Frear made a very wise suggestion and an observation. Then Cassandra said, “Here’s what I’ve noticed. Our enemy does not want us to use our spiritual gifts properly.” I’ve been mulling and praying over this ever since.

So, I’m going to write a little about Spiritual Gifts over the next few posts. If you don’t already know what a Spiritual Gift is, you can certainly find the answer in one of the books down below. You can also read Spiritual Gifts by Fred G. Zaspel online.

There are online tests to take, from simple to complicated. The first one I ever took years ago was on the United Methodist Church website: UMC.org Spiritual Gifts test  There are others, just Google Spiritual Gifts Assessment and you’ll find several but some require logins etc. The UMC website does not. It’s my feeling it’s a good basic assessment and returned the same results as the more complicated ones I took.

So, what do you know? Are you working in your gifted area? I’d love to know what you think.

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About Robin Arnold

Reader, writer, gardener, geek, maker of homes in several states, now settled in Virginia with husband Bob, and Hazel and Wilson the tabby cats.
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3 Responses to Spiritual gifts, a few questions

  1. I'm in a period of transition and upheaval. It's changing the landscape and so I'm not doing as much personal ministry. I'm trusting that God is making a deposit into my life which will yield dividends in the near future. Sometimes we can go through a season where our ground lies fallow before yielding a harvest again.

  2. Robin Arnold says:

    "Our ground lies fallow." This I know too. Thank you so much for the inspiration, wisdom, and stopping by. It's an honor.

  3. Helen says:

    I've been feeling rather fallow lately, but we can't always judge by how we feel. I try to do what I can when I can. I'm not sure what my gift is, though.

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