Well, ladies you know that this year my focus is on spiritual gifts. I thought it would be appropriate this month, as we talk about servanthood, to examine the qualities of the spiritual gift of service. All of us are called to serve, but some have a particular talent for this. Here’s the definition:
SERVICE: The gift of service is the special ability that God gives to certain
members of the Body of Christ to identify the unmet needs involved in a task
related to God’s work, and to make use of available resources to meet those
needs and help accomplish the desired goals. Contributes: Skills.
You may have this spiritual gift if you:
- Serve behind the scenes wherever needed to support the gifts and ministries of others
- Seek the tangible and practical things to be done and enjoy doing them
- Sense God’s purpose and pleasure in meeting everyday responsibilities
- Attach spiritual value to practical service
- Enjoy knowing that you are freeing up others to do what God has called them to do
You can study more about this gift by looking up the following passages: Romans 12:7 and Ephesians 6:5-9
People with the gift of service will often tell you, “I didn’t really do anything important.” That’s not true. Every ministry depends upon the everyday support of average people like you and me. Serving in quiet ways builds up the whole body. How can you serve this week?