spiritual gifts

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We can pray for spiritual gifts. Gifts that help further God's kingdom. What are they? 
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Biblical Summary about Spiritual Gifts
  1. Every Christian has at least one Spiritual Gift ( 1 Peter 4:10 )
  2. No Christian has all the gifts ( 1 Corinthians 12:28-30 )
  3. We cannot choose our gifts; God does that job ( 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 )
  4. There is no gift that every Christian possesses ( 1 Corinthians 12:29-30 )
  5. Believers will account to the Lord for how they use their gifts ( 1 Peter 4:10 )
  6. Spiritual Gifts indicate God's call and purpose for a Christian's life ( Romans 12:2-8 )
  7. Gifts used without love do not accomplish God's intended purposes ( 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 )
  8. Spiritual Gifts are for the common good to build up the Body ( 1 Corinthians 12:27 )

Do a quiz to find out: http://www.kodachrome.org/spiritgift/

I roughly agree with mine- based on my self report. 
- Teaching
- Leadership
- Music
- Hospitality
- Writing
- Administration
- Pastoring
- Craftsmanship
- Faith
- Encouragement
- Apostle
- Wisdom
- Prophecy
- Exhortation
- Knowledge
- Discernment
- Mercy
- Giving
- Helps
- Poverty
- Celibacy
- Evangelism
- Intercession
- Miracles
- Missionary
- Healing
- Speaking/interpreting tongues

Teaching / Teacher - The special ability God gives to some to explain the truths of the Word of God clearly and to apply them effectively so that those taught understand and learn. To instruct others in the Bible in a logical and systematic way so as to communicate pertinent information for true understanding and growth. 
The divine enablement to understand, clearly explain, and apply the word of God causing greater Christ-likeness in the lives of listeners. 
People with this gift: 
- communicate Biblical truth that inspires greater obedience to the word 
- challenge listeners simply and practically with the truths of scripture 
- focus on changing lives by helping others understand the Bible better 
- give attention to detail and accuracy 
- prepare through extended times of study and reflection. 

Leadership (Serving Gift) - The special ability God gives to some to set goals in accordance with God's purpose and to communicate these goals to others in such a way that they voluntarily and harmoniously work together to accomplish these goals for the glory of God. 
The divine enablement to cast vision, motivate, and direct people to harmoniously accomplish the purposes of God. 
People with this gift: 
- provide direction for God's people or ministry 
- motivate others to perform to the best of their abilities 
- present the "big picture" for others to see 
- model the values of the ministry 

Music - The gift that gives a believer the capability to present personal witness and inspiration to others through instrumental music, singing, or dancing. 
The special gift whereby the Spirit enables certain Christians to praise God through music in such a way as to enhance the worship experience of other believers. It gives the believer the desire and capability to express personal faith and provide inspiration and comfort through the playing of a musical instrument, singing, or dancing. The spiritual aspect of the gift is revealed as the gift bearer gives witness to love and praise for the Lord, and thus glorifies God. Those listening or watching become inspired to feel the presence and majesty of God when music, song, or dance uplifts their soul in a manner that brings them closer to their Lord. 
People with this gift: 
- sing or play a musical instrument quite well, and enjoy it 
- have special joy singing praises to God, either alone or with other people 
- feel secure in the fact that their musical ability will be of benefit to other people with whom they come in contact 
- can use their musical ability to help and inspire others to worship God 
- see that their singing or instrument playing is a spiritual encouragement for others. 

So What?
Now that you know your gifts, it's about building on the gifts and praying about gifts you would like to develop for His kingdom.

Lord, I offer my life to You
Tabbed by: christophertjong

Key: E E F#m All that I am, all that I have, 我將自己 完全獻上
B                   A       E
I lay them down before You, O Lord.毫無保留 放在你的腳前
C#m           A
All my regrets, all my acclaim, 所有的悔恨 一切的稱讚
F#m           E     A              F#m  B
The joy and the pain, I'm making them Yours.無論苦與樂 都交託給你
 E              C#m
Lord, I offer my life to You.喔主 我獻上生命給你

           F#m              E      A               B
Everything I've been through, use it for Your Glory. 用我一切經歷 來榮耀你聖名
 E               C#m
Lord, I offer my days to You, 主 我獻上一生給你
             F#m       E    A            Abm    C#m
Lifting my praise to You, as a pleasing sacrifice  願我讚美升起 能成為馨香活祭
 F#m        A   B      E
Lord, I offer You my life. 我獻上生命給你

E                   F#m
Things in the past, things yet unseen, 過去的事 將來的事
B                       A          E
Wishes and dreams that are yet to come true,還有那沒有實現的夢想
C#m             A 
All of my hopes, all of my plans,我所有希望 我所有計劃
F#m           E        A        F#m B
My heart and my hands are lifted to You.全人和全心 都交託給你

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