Thursday, March 08, 2007
Earnestly Desire the Spiritual Gifts
I have been clearing out piles of paper in preparation for packing up and moving house and have found another interesting letter from a friend (the same one as gave me the article about Fasting and Feasting in Lent) that I thought I would share.

All this uncertainty about jobs has made me evaluate what I achieved so far in my personal, professional and spiritual life. Sitting on the floor of my study this morning with the Spiritual Gifts Analysis has given me so much to think about regarding what I want my spiritual life to be (like when I have to tick "occasionally" rather than "almost always") and what my role in the life of my local church and the wider Church should be. After much hunting, I've found an Internet version (the definite advantage being that this does the sums for you!) and would welcome your thoughts on the questionnaire itself and on your own answers.

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts.
1 Corinthians 1:1a-b

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At 09 March, 2007 23:03, Blogger Linda said...

I am always delighted when you visit Keziah. Your comments are very special.
I'm going to do this one. I'm always trying to figure out what my gifts acutally are (and I'm a grandmother for heaven's sake!). Thanks for the info.
Have a lovely weekend.

At 10 March, 2007 00:37, Anonymous John Dekker said...

what I want my spiritual life to be

And I think this is the right way to approach spiritual gifts. There's not much in the New Testament to suggest that we should try to find out what our spiritual gifts are, but we are certainly told to ask for spiritual gifts, particularly the "higher gifts".

But then again, when you talk about what you want your spiritual life to be, surely that means graces rather than gifts.

At 13 March, 2007 19:11, Blogger BrideOfChrist said...

Just popping in to say hello and I hope you are enjoying this day that the Lord has made.


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