How to find your\u00a0spiritual gifts?\u00a0 \u00a0Spiritual gifts can seem mysterious to a believer, who hasn't had a lot of teaching on the topic. I was fortunate enough to have received the Lord, during what was called "The Spiritual Renewal."\u00a0\u00a0Our little fellowship was on fire for God and evangelism, and the gifts of the spirit were in full operation. \u00a0Healing and miracles took place when the members prayed. \u00a0Deaf were healed, the crippled threw away their canes and walking sticks, people were delivered from afflictions, and sinners were coming to the Lord regularly. \u00a0We had what was called a body ministry.\nPastors that Encourage the Flock to Use their Gifts.\nOur Pastor encouraged everyone to use their gifts and spiritual abilities. \u00a0 I often find it frustrating to see a congregation where all the ministry comes from the pulpit. \u00a0I feel the people are being robbed of the experience of being used by God.\u00a0\u00a02 Corinthians 4:7 (KJV) -\u00a0But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.\u00a0\u00a0\n\nEvery summer Joy Fellowship Church had a school of evangelism, and one of the teachings was always on the gifts of the spirit. How glad I am to have been placed at the right place, at the right time.\u00a0 \u00a0In our small ministry, the gifts of healing, prophecy, tongues, and interpretation, faith, and miracles happened on the regular. When each member yields to the Holy Spirit, the gifts will flow effortlessly, meeting the needs of those present.\nGod is not Hiding Knowledge from Us\nGod does not hide things from us, the mysteries of God, are available for His children, to learn more about him and His kingdom.\u00a0 In 1Corinthians 15:51,52, He pulls you aside to tell us about the mystery of the Rapture... Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.\n\nGod says, Hey! Behold! Look at this! Does this sound like He is trying to keep secrets from us? The answer is no; God is not trying to hide spiritual truths from us. He wants us to flow in his God-given gifts of the Holy Spirit!\u00a0\u00a0The Bible tells us each one of us is given a spiritual gift or gifts. Romans 12. I Corinthians 2 Peter 4 Ephesian 4. We become aware of the gifts of the spirit through his word. Do not let anyone tell you they are not for today because they are!\nHow to Find your Spiritual Gifts?\nIf you want to find your spiritual gifts are, look for spiritual affirmation. Where is God asking you to serve? God will lead you to where your gifts can be developed. Is it teaching, encouraging, preaching?\u00a0 \u00a0Look for affirmation from the church, but don't solely depend on it. You can have an amazing call on your life, yet never be confirmed, license, or ordained by your spiritual leader.\n\nYou will learn by education and experience. You do not need to have a minister's license or ordination to operate in the gifts the Lord has given to you. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and when you feel lead to pray for someone, or you\u00a0believe\u00a0God has given you a word from the Lord, step out and give it to them. \u00a0Pray\nHow to Get Started\nPray for your friends, pray for your family, pray for the sick! You will begin to receive words of wisdom or words of knowledge for the one you are praying for. \u00a0When I was learning to pray for others, I found it best to say, "I believe the Lord is saying, or I believe the Lord is showing\u00a0me."\u00a0\u00a0They will confirm if what you are saying is accurate. \u00a0The more accurate you become, the more confident you will become. \u00a0Eventually, you will know without a doubt when theLord is speaking to you, or instructing you to pray or speak to someone.\u00a0\u00a0God bless you, as you step out in faith to obey God!