Ephesians 4:10b …….. that He might fill all things.
The One and Only God, who is truth and light, gives to those who choose to believe the discernment of spiritual gifts which enable them to grow and build up one another, as well as the church. The body of Christ is to function like a well oiled machine, in which every part works to do a good job.
Some are pastors, some teachers, others evangelists or prophets, but as and gentleness and are to encourage peace.
Our spiritual gifts enable us to share our inner strengths and passions with others, to develop or build up weaknesses.The fruits of His love are: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faith fulness, Gentleness and Self-Control. These gifts are varied within each of us – as diverse as our personalities and characters. There is leadership, exhortation, mercy, help/service, giving, faith, administration, discernment and wisdom as well as patience or long-suffering.
How we use our individual gifts can determine how we are perceived by non-believers and how healthy and effective our church will be as a (spiritual) family unit in doing God’s work.
1 Corinthians 12:1 – 13:13
Prayer: Grant us wisdom and discernment to recognize and to use our spiritual gifts to share Your Love with others. Amen!