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 express truth in a written form, a form that can edify, instruct and strengthen the community of believers.
People with this gift are usually: expressive, studious, insightful, inspiring, reflective, truthful, and observant.
Cautions for people with this gift: remembering that it is God’s message, not theirs; being proud.
Biblical references: 1 John 2:1–6, 12–14, 1 Timothy 3:14–15, Jude 3
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