I’m Steve Arterburn with a New Life moment.
If you’re a Christian, you have spiritual talents you’re probably not aware of—unwrapped gifts just waiting to be opened.
The Bible says God’s given some a gift for declaring His truth with power and clarity. Some possess the gift of encouragement—the ability to provide comfort and cheer, even in the worst situations. Some have the gift of giving; what fulfills them is sharing their resources to bless others in need. Still others have the gift of mercy; they’re really good at helping people in trouble without blaming or judging.
When these gifts are used and developed, the church becomes a dynamic place where lives are transformed and God’s Kingdom is built. When you find and use your gifts, you’ll see God’s love and generosity more clearly, and you’ll feel fulfilled like never before.
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.