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Thursday, November 06, 2008

If you are a Christian do you know what your Spiritual gift or gifts are?  Let me share with you from I Peter 4:7-11 a way that might help you discover what your gift or gifts are. 

Listen to what he writes: “The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 
Every Christian should recognize that we don’t have much time in life to do what we intend to do for God. We need to discipline ourselves to make time for prayer. All of us can and should do that. Pray for yourself to make the most of the time you have. Pray for sensitivity to see needs to be met around you. Then pray for God to meet those needs. 
Ask God to give you a deep love for those around you. Love is a good motivator and it removes barriers that might keep you from helping others. A practical expression of love is to offer hospitality to others and do so without grumbling. This doesn’t require a big spread of food and impeccable surroundings. Just open your home and heart to others. In that setting you might discover a need. Do whatever you can to help alleviate the need. 
If you keep doing this over a period of time you will likely find out there are some things you do to help others that you do well—those likely are in keeping with the gifting of God. In our next visit we’ll continue this study.

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