For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:6-7
Have you had time this week to complete the Spiritual Gifts Assessment? If you haven’t yet, and you still want to, you can CLICK HERE for the excel version, or CLICK HERE for the PDF version. The goal of this is to try and help you to discern the gifts that God has given you, so that you are able to use them to serve others and build up the body of Christ: the church. Give it a go, I’m sure you’ll find it a great encouragement.
In today’s video message, I use the verses at the top to help us to think about how we can develop these gifts through learning and practice, so that we might have a more potent impact for God and see his kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. Please click here to watch the video. I hope you find it helpful.
Despite all the restrictions, let’s continue to do what we can to journey together with others. One of the easiest places to use and develop our gifts is amongst those we know well. Who are you supporting and encouraging in these difficult days of lockdown? Are there ways that your gifts can be used even now to show them God’s love and help them along? Go for it! And if you feel that you are struggling alone at the moment, take the courageous step today of reaching out to someone you know who will listen and pray for you.
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11