via TheChristianPost/Jim Denison:

How can our faith be as bold and joyous as his? How can we serve Jesus with such passion today?

“Spiritual gifts” are a crucial, often neglected part of the answer.

God’s supreme gift to his people is himself. He gave his Son for us, sending him to die in our place so our sins could be forgiven (John 3:16). He has made us his children by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9), giving us new life in his Spirit (Romans 8:9).

Now his Spirit lives in us (1 Corinthians 3:16) and wants to use us to lead others to follow Jesus. He has given us “spiritual gifts” as a means to this end. Spiritual gifts are to the church what organs and limbs are to the human body. When we learn about spiritual gifts, we discover the anatomy of the church, the body of Christ.

Our gifts are God’s equipment, provided to help us grow in our faith. When we identify our God-given gifts and abilities, we know better how to serve our Father. We are empowered by God’s Spirit to accomplish God’s will for our lives. We live and share the Christian faith with joy.

And at the end of our work on earth we can say, No reserve, no retreat, no regrets.

Who has spiritual gifts?

Every believer has at least one spiritual gift (1 Corinthians 12:711Ephesians 4:7), given at his or her salvation.

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