Don’t hide your light. Identifying our spiritual gifts.

1 Peter 4:10-11

Matthew 5:14-16

We all are good at something. Each and every one of us has some special thing that we like to do and we do it well. Some of us are good at many things and some are good at a few but if we are honest with ourselves I’m sure that we can all identify at least one thing that we are good at. Artists, writers, scientists, singers etc… all have talents that are gifts from God.  Highly skilled tradesmen, craftsmen,  etc…also have talents that are gifts but these have come through years of training and practice in their field.

Romans 12:6-8

Spiritual gifts also come in many forms. Some people are born with them, others are bestowed them by the laying on of hands. All are given to glorify the Lord. A good example is singing. Some people are born singers with great voices and pitch. Others are taught to sing but love it so much that they excel after years of practice. Sometimes it’s a combination of both.

1 Corinthians 12:8-10

Some singers use their voice to become famous and sing songs which the world likes. Sexually themed or provocative songs which glorify the body and lead people to move in the flesh do not glorify God but they can make the singer rich in material wealth. Other singers use their voice as a form of worship and evangelism. Many have been led to Christ through praise and worship. Just as we can usher in the Holy spirit through fervent prayer, a heartfelt song of worship can do the same thing. Songs that glorify the Lord and lift up the spirit lead people to move in the spirit and bring them closer to Christ. These singers may be poor in material wealth but they may be actually richer in spiritual wealth than secular singers because they have dedicated themselves to using their gift to serve the Lord. Matthew 6:19-21

If you use your gifts for the glory of God then you are moving in your spiritual gift. If you use your gift to glorify yourself without acknowledging the source of your gift or talent as the Lord most high, then you are not moving in your spiritual gift but are moving in the flesh.  The flesh is mortal and finite but the spirit is immortal and infinite.

Luke 16:19-31

I’m writing this post in order to continue to move in my spiritual gifts. I pray in Jesus’ name that you find your God given gifts and talents and that you choose to use them to further glorify God and bring the lost to Christ. Amen.