Growing Gifts

Today’s Reflection

OUR GIFTS AND SPIRITUAL ABILITIES are not given to us fully developed. We must grow into our gifts. When we receive the gifts, however, they already have all the power or energy to fulfill God’s purposes. Yet, we must discover the nature and scope of our gifts. We must grow into our gifts and allow them to fully develop through faithful use. The more we use our gifts, study them, talk about them, and even experiment with them, the more confidence we will gain in using them.

Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts Workbook

From page 28 of Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts Workbook by John I. Penn. Copyright © 1996 by John I. Penn. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

What are your spiritual gifts? What are you doing to use and strengthen them? Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses, but our pride is in the name of the LORD our God.

Psalm 20:7, NRSV

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This week we remember: Anthony of Padua (June 13).

Lectionary Readings

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