God wants us to be involved with His work. He is so gracious that by His Holy Spirit He freely distributes spiritual gifts to all who are saved. He not only wants us to know our spiritual gifts, but He expects us to grow in them each day. He gives us opportunities every day to put our gifts to use and bless others. Will you seek a way to show the love of Christ and bear much fruit for Him today?
When we use our spiritual gifts the way God wants us to, three things happen. First, we TESTIFY of Jesus Christ. Spiritual gifts are for the purpose of making Jesus known to the world. Second, we EDIFY the church. Jesus wants to build up His church and one way He does that is through spiritual gifts. Third, when we are using our spiritual gifts in love, testifying of Jesus Christ and edifying the church, we GLORIFY God. He alone is worthy of praise and honor and our obedience in love brings glory to Him.
“Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.” 1 Corinthians 2:12–13
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” John 16:13-14