Discovering your Spiritual Gift(s), their purpose and use. What a fascinating subject.
One of the great blessings Jesus has given to His church and to us as individuals is the gifts of the Spirit. As it says in Eph. 4:7-8
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
The simply meaning of this passage is that God has given each believer spiritual gifts by which to minister to the body of Christ.
Eph. 4:10-13 further tells us the purpose of these gifts and offices are “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”
Each Spiritual Gift Has a Special Place in the Body of Christ. Every gift that God has placed in the body of Christ is important. Some gifts such as preaching, teaching, and prophesying may seem more important than others; but, God has given all of these gifts to build up the Body of Christ, His church. None of these gifts should be looked down upon or treated lightly.
Spiritual gifts are supernatural empowerments given by the Holy Spirit to the followers of Christ; so that, they can do the work of building up the body of Christ, and extend the Kingdom of God throughout the world.