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 create, build, maintain or repair items.
People with this gift are usually: creative, resourceful, helpful, design-oriented, practical, handy, and comfortable functioning behind the scenes.
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; using people to get things done instead of helping them grow in the process.
Biblical references: Exodus 30:1–6, Exodus 31:3–5, Ezekiel 27:4–11
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