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 personal faith and to provide inspiration and comfort through the playing of a musical instrument.
People with this gift are usually: expressive, imaginative, insightful, inspiring, reflective, sensitive, creative.
Cautions for people with this gift: failing to see that their gift is significant and one that makes a spiritual contribution to the body of Christ; remembering that music is not just for music’s sake but to glorify God and edify others.
Biblical references: Psalm 33:1–5, Psalm 150, 1 Samuel 16:14–23
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