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1 Corinthians 12:1-31

Paul gives us a detailed illustration to explain and help us understand our spiritual gifting. First, Paul lets us know that all Christ followers possess spiritual gifts. Then he moves on and lays out how God's plan isn't for us to operate as a lone ranger with our gifting. The body of Christ is composed of many people with different spiritual gifts all functioning together.

So how has God gifted you? Are you utilizing this gift(s)? Are you a functioning member of the body of Christ? Tami

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I find it difficult to get involved and serve in the church.

God as gifted me with a spirit to help others, to see their needs and understand the help they need. Honestly it is my whole being but sometimes am caught up with it to benefit me instead of God so sometimes I don't use it as much as I should. Especially when am being critized for what comes to me natuarally. Sometimes the constant critism overcomes me I forget that am a part of the one body and retreat into hiding.

I believe that God has gifted me as a prayer warrior, but I keep letting myself get distracted or whatever and don't sit down to pray as I ought. I am resolving today to come back to God and do whatever it takes to become obedient and faithful to Him.

I get involved by helping set up or clean up after Mens group. meetings....just small steps can influence others, or myself

I've been gifted to serve others, with a good listening ear, and to preach and teach the Word to others, and I find using those gifts to be thoroughly fulfilling.

On a personal note, the older I get, the more cutting off 1 Corinthians 12 where it is seems to me to be one of the more egregious chapter breaks we have. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, at a bare minimum, is such a clear continuance of the thoughts expressed at the end of chapter 12, and yet, the chapter break causes so many to stop there and not connect the two. As we've covered this section of scripture in our church Bible studies recently, I've made it a point to keep reading at that point through those three verses, and encourage others to do the same.

I believe God has given me a gift. I took a class at church one time and was told I have the gift of faith. I was abused as a child by both of my parents and was told by my Doctor that I suffer from Post Tramatic Stress from the abuse of my child hood. I'm not using this as an excuse but I get very nervous around alot of people and cannot be around alot of noise. I am 47 yrs old and I believe God will use my experience for his good/glory. I have prayed and asked God to use me. Please pray along with me and ask God to use me and the terrible experiences for good.
Ask God to open my heart and mind to what he wants me to do to help others.

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