It’s hard to believe it is almost 2019! Ever since James and I had children the years seem to fly by. Honestly, I never felt like I was getting older until I had kids, but now there is no denying it! As the new year approaches, it is a great opportunity to get to know our children on a deeper level and better understand how God is working in their lives. As we see God developing the spiritual gifts in our faith community, it amazes me how the Spirit uniquely manifests in each of us for the common good.
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.”
-- 1 Cor 12:4-6
In Children’s Ministry, I have the privilege of witnessing how God is developing spiritual gifts in the youngest Jesus followers in our faith community! We see kids use their gifts of faith as they trust God to deal with issues they are facing, knowledge as they memorize Scripture and study the Bible, and wisdom as they apply that knowledge to their lives, allowing spiritual truths to impact and define who they are! If you are interested in discovering more about how God has uniquely crafted you to be part of the body of Christ you can follow the link at https://gifts.churchgrowth.org/spiritual-gifts-survey/.
Just a few weeks ago our Ignite Student Ministry students went through their own spiritual gift assessment. When you see them on Sunday, be sure to ask our youth what they learned about themselves and God’s plan for their lives!
This Sunday, Wayne Williams will explore spiritual gifts more as we dive into 1 Corinthians 12:1-11. I pray God blesses your family in the new year as He reveals how your spiritual gifts can be used to impact the community! Happy New Year!!