Monday, February 2, 2009

Spiritual Gifts

We have been studying Spiritual Gifts this past month at Discipleship Training. I took a test today, to discover what my Spiritual Gift(s) might be, and I thought I'd share.

On the test I took there where 22 possible Spiritual Gifts. You could score anywhere from 0 to 20. With your highest score or scores being your Spiritual Gift or Gifts. My highest score was a 16 and I scored a 16 on three different Spiritual Gifts: Prophet, Craftsmanship, and Missionary.

Here are the definitions of each.

Prophet
It is the special gift whereby the Spirit empowers certain Christians to interpret and apply God's revelation in a given situation.
1 Corinthians 14:1-5, 1 Corinthians 14:30-33, 1 Corinthians 14:37-40

Craftsmanship
Its is the special gift whereby the Spirit endows certain Christians to use hands and minds to build up the Kingdom through artistic, creative means.
Exodus 28: 3-4


Missionary
It is the special gift given by the Holy Spirit to certain members of the body of Christ to minister whatever other spiritual gifts they have in a second culture or second community.
1 Corinthians 9:19-23

As my pastor said, "We are supposed to be in prayer for God to show us our Spiritual Gifts. This test was just a guide line, not God's Line."

I can really see how the gift of Prophecy relates to me, because I have a great desire to study God's Word and determine right from wrong, God's Will, and how we are supposed to live our daily lives for God. As for the other two, I'm not so sure right now. Especially the gift of a Missionary. I've always dreamed of traveling the world, and I could really see myself taking in orphans in another country, but I wouldn't be able to go alone. I would be so home sick that it would make me emotionally and physically sick. If my Husband and animals went with me, that would be a whole different story! I would be totally fine, and probably have the time of my life serving God. My Husband hasn't yet taken the test. So, we're not for sure what his Spiritual Gifts are. But we're both pretty sure that Music would be one of them, probably his most prominent! So, we'll see how these gifts turn out.

2 comments:

Karen said...

This was a great post! Very informative. I wonder about those terms myself. I know that if we pray and listen, that God uses us to do His work. I realize that more and more each day. And you're doing His work SaChay, right here online! Sometimes I think, "I'm so sick of the computer! I don't want to fight with anyone anymore!" But we are spreading God's love and truths... online!! It's really quite wonderful if you think about it. Keep sharing this stuff! I love to learn!

SaChay said...

I'll try to share it, as I learn it! I love to learn to.

And I think we can reach more people online than we can offline. I still share God's love with those around me, but online, we can reach people that we would never have a chance to meet otherwise.

Like you and I! We found each other in the online world! And I'm so glad we did! I love learning with you, everyone learns from one another! And I love our online friendship!

So don't give up! And keep fighting the good fight! You'll be rewarded in the end!