Ministry Gifts 2

Romans 12:6-8 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
A side from the gifts of the Spirit found in the book of 1 Corinthians 12, we find mention of more gits mentioned in Romans 12. Remember all these gifts are given by the same Spirit to everyone who is born again as the Spirit wills and they are for the edification of the body, for the benefit of all.
The gift of giving
As disciples of Jesus Christ we are all expected to give because he taught us that it is more blessed to give than to receive. Individuals who operate in the gift of giving go far and beyond what we would consider normal giving. These individuals are sensitive to detect material and financial needs of others and meet them. When they give, they don’t do it to bring glory to themselves but rather to be that extended hand of God to meet a need. They are not attached to material things and they usually like their giving to remain anonymous.
The gift of mercy
Those with this gift transcend what you would call human compassion or even normal Christian concern and mercy. They are able to sense a wide range of emotions in others and then provide the support care and prayer that is needed. Many are the times we read accounts of Jesus being moved with compassion which drove him to do something to meet a need.
The gift of leadership
Those with this gift go first and provide the motivation that others may need. They are usually among the first to identify the problem and then in turn offer possible solutions to meet the problem. They do not wait for a position in order to step up and offer direction and neither do they do it to bring glory to themselves. Joseph operated in this gift and we see it no matter the kind of environment he is put in, he keeps rising to the place of leadership.
If you do not know yet the gift that Holy Spirit has given you, begin to seek him and ask him to show you so that you may grow in its administration for the benefit of all in the body of Christ.
Reflective Thoughts
Envision a church where all the believers are flowing and serving with the gift they have been given, how powerful would such a church be?
Do you know anyone who is flowing in the gift they have been given? Does their ministry to others inspire you?
What will you do so that you can grow in the gift the Holy Spirit has given you?