Discovering who we are includes discovering our spiritual gifts.
Each one is given gifts by the Holy Spirit, gifts that shape who we are and how we operate in the body of Christ. These gifts are part of your DNA. Spiritual gifts are as unique to you as your fingerprints and dental records.
We have been part of God’s plan from the beginning.
God is designer and creator of all of life, and to understand where we fit in the process, we must start from the beginning. We must realize what makes us who we are and just how intricate and complex God has made each of us. Discover your spiritual gifts.
This message was adapted from the Women of the ELCA resource, “Gifts for you: Opening your spiritual gifts,” by Valora K Starr, which can be downloaded for free at welca.org. Today is the 10th Sunday after Pentecost. The readings are Genesis 18:20-32; Hosea 1:2-10 (semicontinuous); Psalm 138; Psalm 85 (semicontinuous); Colossians 2:6-15 [16-19]; Luke 11:1-13.