Originally posted 8/29/10
For the second time this week, bloggers I read regularly were writing about spiritual gifting: (http://jasoncurlee.com/2010/04/29/want-to-know-my-spiritual-gifts/#comment-1421) and (http://tonymorganlive.com/2010/04/27/what-are-your-spiritual-gifts/).
I think assessing our spiritual gifts is a powerful way of motivating us to get involved in our church (little “c”) so we can start being the Church (big “C”).
If you haven’t taken a spiritual gifts inventory lately, I encourage you do so now. You can do so for free here (http://ht.ly/1EUSg).
Then, post your top five in the comments below. (You DON’T have to write a poem! That’s just a tool I use to process information, so I thought it would be fun to share here. A simple list in the comments is sufficient!)
this is the way the Apostles run
Peter, Andrew, James and … Delton?
not exactly the gift i expected to see
Paul? Yes. Peter? Yes. But me? Really?
Leadership is a gift i recognized early
i noticed that it kept creeping in naturally
whatever the situation, i tended to lead
not usually ‘cause i wanted to, but when i sensed the need
“You can’t out-give God” i’m quite fond of saying
But you CAN out-give your checkbook if you give without praying
Giving may comes easily, and i love to provide support
but my friends remind me to be cautious for “when helping hurts”
i tend not to worry and i rarely fret
about things of this world (‘cause faith is the opposite)
i may not walk on water or throw mountains to the sea
but i truly believe that my God can use even me
knowledge and teaching seem to go hand-in-hand
i tend to have the right word from God for my friends
i take truth from the scriptures and process it just so
that i’m able to share that in a way that hits home