Gifts of Grace

Have you asked God for gifts? Have you asked God to bless you? Have you inventoried the blessings and gifts He has given you? Do you know God gifts you with talents?

We may call them spiritual gifts. We may call them natural talents. We may even state that someone has been taught or grown into certain abilities. Our culture likes to explain why someone is good at specific things.

But have we sat down to ponder that? God has blessed each one of us with certain gifts that allow us to be good at what we are good at. He has given us gifts of learning, putting together the pieces, orating, and physical abilities. God works within us.

It is not a question of whether God is working. It is a question of whether we are listening, watching, and paying attention. Each one of us is blessed with a gift or multiple gifts to build up the body of Christ.

Building up the body of Christ is not only attempting to draw others in, to seek and save the lost, but is also edifying and building up those already in the body. As we strengthen a brother or sister, we strengthen the body of Christ.

I pray we all seek to know the gifts God has blessed us with. I pray we listen, watch, and pay attention. I pray each one of us will use our gifts to build up the body of Christ. Ask for God’s gifts. Ask God to bless you. Ask for spiritual gifts. Inventory your spiritual gifts. Use your gifts to strengthen the body of Christ.

Romans 12:6-8 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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