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Today's reading: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Paul turns his attention and instruction to the subject of spiritual gifts when we reach 1 Corinthians 12. The first thing he writes to the Corinthians concerning this important area is how he doesn't want these believers to uninformed. I smiled when I read this because that means we're going to learn a few things (not be uninformed) through this chapter. "Thank you, Paul!!"

As Paul delves in, he immediately sets the groundwork for spiritual gifts telling us that these special talents and abilities are directly from God, that they come in a variety of forms, that every person who is a Christ-follower is uniquely empowered with gifting and that we are to use the gifts we've been given for the common good.

In what area(s) are you spiritually gifted? How are you contributing to the "common good" with your unique gifting? Tami

P.S. If you've never done a spiritual gifting assessment, I suggest you do this as it can be quite helpful in providing insight into how you can best serve God through your church body. Many churches offer classes on gifting (a great option), and there are also a variety of online resources available. If you choose to self test via the web, be mindful of the source you select, and keep in mind that the quality of assessments will vary.

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Love your sense of humor, Tami!!
KJV and NIV would have used the word " ignorant".

I read this passage and read your thoughts about these verses.
God has given EVERY follower of His a special talent and abilities.
I have not thought what area(s) are my spiritual gift and will
heed your suggestion to find on the web to find a good source to be tested to
see how that I might use my gift from God for the common good for His honor and glory.

What a great word of encouragement to all believers to see the gift the Lord
has given His children for the common good.

I have taken the assessment several times in my Chirstian life. I have noticed that results can shift a bit, but in general the core essence of your gifting remains the same. Yet, how does God want to use me today? Currently is is through music, but I think behind music is the encouraging and exhorting of other believers, as can happen through music.

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