- When you set out to begin recognizing your gifts, always remember that “every gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17 NIV). This means that your gift should be Holy, pure and consistent with your character. There may be many things that you are naturally talented at doing but that does not mean that those talents qualify as your spiritual gifts. “7 A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. 8 To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. 9 The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. 10 He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. 11 It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have” (1 Corinthians 12:7-11 NLT).
- When using our gifts it is important that we use them to the best of our abilities and do not take on a lackadaisical spirit. In order for God’s purpose to be fulfilled we must serve others through utilizing our gifts at the fullest capacity. “6 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. 7 If your gift is serving others, serve them well. 8 If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly” (Romans 12:6-8 NLT).
We thank you for blessing us with another month. You have been incredibly good to us and for that we give you Glory. Thank you for good health. Thank you for a sound mind. Thank you for contentment. Thank you for your commitment. Thank you for peace. Thank you for wisdom. Thank you for grace. Thank you for mercy. We love you, we honor you and we give you praise. We pray that as we enter into a new month that you purify our hearts and minds and give us the ability to stay focused on you. God as we seek to recognize the gifts that you have blessed us with, we pray that you bring forth complete clarity and thorough understanding. We pray for recognition in the depth of power that lies within our gifts and we pray for your guidance to utilize each one of our gifts effectively as your servants. Bless us with fresh revelation, fresh perspective, fresh vision, fresh ability to hear, fresh direction, fresh humility, fresh understanding, fresh grace, fresh patience, and a fresh desire to seek you as we set out in search for our gifts. Cover and regulate our thought process as we piece together the way that you desire us to utilize our gifts. Remind us that our gifts are not about pleasing ourselves or benefiting for self gain but they are solely for serving others so that you may get the glory out of them Lord. We decree and declare that this months our gifts will be revealed and that we will begin using our gifts according to your purpose Lord. In Jesus name we pray, amen.