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Let us turn to Romans 12 and see what these motivational gifts are and whether some us are sitting on them without knowing that we posses them. Let us learn from God’s Word as to how we can operate them.
Introduction: Whatever the spiritual realm is, it bestows on people a range of accomplishment abilities that go beyond mere skill or knack. The term ’spiritual gifts’ itself does not say who gave them, or even whether anyone did. While the term is useful, and is good shorthand for more complicated definitions, Christians much prefer to use the term "gifts of the Holy Spirit", as thanks to the One who gives the gifts, and as a way to give credit where credit is due.
Spiritual gifts do not depend on natural talents and aptitudes or developed skills, though God gave you those, too. A gift of the Spirit is something that God gives for the purpose of building up others in a life of faith. It is the experience of Christians over the years that the spirit usually harnesses one’s talents in the service of the purpose for which the gifts were given. Yet sometimes, the spiritual gifts seem to work against a person’s natural endowment. This is, after all, the same God who led his people out of Egypt using a stammerer named Moses, made a shepherd boy/musician named David into a renowned warrior and king, and turned rural fishermen into leaders who left a mark on the course of history.
The gifts are “according to the grace given us”, not according to our own ambition or effort, not by our desire to do a great work for God, but by God’s grace and His desire to achieve His purpose in our lives for His kingdom. This is why it is essential that we seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit when we serve Him. Often, the ways that He would have
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