God has given us spiritual gifts so that we can help each other (1 Corinthians 12:7). God has commanded each of you to use your gifts– somehow, some way, anywhere and at any time. Because your gifting is unique, there are needs that The Lord specifically places in front of you to meet.
We need each other’s gifts when we are weak, and others need our gifts when they are weak. This system creates a healthy dependency and reliance on our brothers and sisters in Christ in times of need. God planned it so that we use our spiritual gifts to help and encourage one another.
Today’s application requires some work. Go back to the guided prayer that you completed yesterday. What did the Holy Spirit bring to mind when you were praying for wisdom on how to use your gift? Now, do it!
Example: If you have the gift of encouragement, write an encouraging note to someone you know is having a tough season. Then, stick that note in their mailbox today.
- What keeps you from utilizing your spiritual gifts?
- How can you make using your spiritual gifts a regular part of your life?
Father, thank you that you allow us to use our gifts. Thank you for allowing us to meet needs for those that are around us. I pray that we would have more opportunities to use our gifts. I also pray that we would be marked with a boldness to use them, not for any of our own glory but all for your glory. Amen.