There is a dynamic dance of discernment in God’s call to us. It is never static but constantly unfolding throughout our lives, and the configuration of our spiritual grace gifts changes along with it. There are times when our call is clear and the direction for its use without doubt. There are also times when we may feel a struggle for clarity and direction, and we question whether God is withholding discernment from us. Those times may offer a unique opportunity if we view them as times of preparation and equipping.
—Christine Harman, For the Common Good: Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts (Discipleship Resources, 2021)
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And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless.
—Philippians 1:9-10, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Give me knowledge and insight that will help me make the right choices in my life. Amen.
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You are beloved, and you are gifted. Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts: Building Up the Body of Christ Through the Gifts of the Spirit will help you discover the particular gifts the Holy Spirit has given you and challenges you to use. A “Grace Gifts Inventory” is included in the book to help you identify and apply the spiritual gifts in your life.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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