What are my spiritual gifts?

There are a number of ways to work out what our spiritual gifts are. We can do spiritual gift surveys which will help. Another way is to prayerfully ask yourself some questions.

Here are some you can start with…

  • What is the Holy Spirit telling me?
  • What is something I enjoy doing?
  • Am I fulfilled when I do it?
  • What do other people tell me I’m good at?
  • What have I done that has made a huge difference in someone’s life?

When we sit and ask these questions we can start to get a picture of what gifts God has given us. then we can start using our gifts for the good of others (1Peter 4:10).

Blessings
Dave

Biblical meditation

I read this simple explanation about meditating on God’s Word today. I found it quite useful in explaining what Biblical meditation is…

Many Christ followers don’t understand what meditation actually means. When we meditate on something we are simply focusing our thoughts. To understand what it means to meditate on God’s Word, let’s read Pastor Rick Warren’s description. He says, “Surprisingly, if you know how to worry, you already know how to meditate on the Word of God. Worry is when you take a negative thought and think on it over and over and over. When you take a passage of Scripture and think on it over and over and over, that’s called meditation.”

(From Making time to Rest plan on the Bible app)

Stronger than you think

All of us are stronger than we think. In years to come we will look back on this time and see how well we came through and we will be proud. Just like coal turns in to diamonds through pressure and time. We are becoming the people who God intends us to be.

And in years to come we will help many many people because of our experiences in this season. I am the person I am today because of all I have been through, both good and bad. The same goes for you to. Stand strong, you are stronger than you think!

Good and helpful words

Ephesians 4:29 NLT – Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

One thing that should distinguish a follower of Jesus, from someone who doesn’t follow Him, is their language. Someone who is a follower of Jesus should speak words of life, wisdom and encouragement. They should aim to build everyone up that they speak to. Jesus tells us that our words are a reflection of our hearts. So, it is important to let our words be full of Jesus and His Kingdom. Words that build up and not tear down.

Prayer

Dear God, please help me with the words I speak each day. I pray they will be good and helpful. Help me not to use foul and abusive words. I pray that I will be the type of person whose words will be an encouragement to all those who hear them. I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.