Spiritual Gifts Descriptions
The work of the Holy Spirit is an awesome mystery for us. Because of the way these spiritual gifts are given to us and manifested in individuals, it is better to provide a description rather than a narrow, one-size-fits-all definition. Like the spiritual gifts assessment, these descriptions are not definitive but paint a beautiful tapestry of the Holy Spirit at work in God’s people.
The spiritual gift that enables the receiver to recognize God’s blessings and to respond to those blessings by generously and sacrificially giving of his or her resources (time, talent, and treasure).
People with this gift are usually: responsible, resourceful, trusting in God, charitable, disciplined, sensitive, stewardship-oriented.
Cautions for people with this gift: remembering that the church’s mission is guided by its leaders and not determined by the giver’s gift; greed.
Biblical references: Luke 21:1–4, 2 Corinthians 9:6–15
Adapted from Gifts for You: Opening Your Spiritual Gifts and used here with permission. Copyright © 2011 Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Written by Valora K Starr. www.womenoftheelca.org/filebin/pdf/resources/SpiritualGifts.pdf