Jody Pack, IT Project Manager
READ 1 Corinthians 12
God has intimately wired each of us in a distinctive way. He also gives unique gifts and talents to each of us, enabling and equipping us to serve Him in a very special way – a way that He pre-ordained. In 1 Corinthians 12, the apostle Paul reminds believers that there are varieties of gifts “…but one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills” (v.11). In other words, God in his omnipotence and omniscience created us with gifts to accomplish His will. Do you know your spiritual giftedness, and more importantly, are you using your gifts? In Romans 12:6, Paul encourages the brethren “…since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly.”
We each have a place of service within the church, the body of Christ. In 1 Corinthians 12:14, Paul illustrates our role within the body of Christ when he states, “…the body is not one member, but many.” He goes on to say, “…God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired” (v.18). We are not here by chance! God has created us, gifted us, and placed each of us in a unique position to serve Him and to carry out the Great Commission. Let’s be obedient and encourage others to do the same!
As you think about your own personal spiritual giftedness, consider taking a “spiritual gifts survey” to help identify the gifts God has given to you. Ask God to reveal to you these gifts and to grant you wisdom in using them to bring honor and glory to Him. A wise Sunday School teacher once taught me: “We will find the greatest fulfillment in life when we use our spiritual giftedness to serve Christ!”
Father, the desire of my heart is to use the gifts and talents You’ve given to me to bring honor and glory to Your name by carrying out the Great Commission! Grant me wisdom in how to best use these gifts to make known the name of Jesus! Amen.
We are not here by chance! God has created us, gifted us, and placed each of us in a unique position to serve Him. @Real_Momentum App