How true this statement is for so many Christians. God has given each believer a spiritual gift that He wants us to use for His glory, but we often don’t use it. We must realize that God wants us to be involved with His work. He is so gracious that by His Holy Spirit He freely distributes gifts to all who are saved. He not only wants us to know our spiritual gifts, but He expects us to grow in them each day.
The Bible says in Ephesians 4:7, “But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” Also in 1 Corinthians 12:7 it says: “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” Then in verse 11 it states: “But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.” So it is clear that each Christian has a spiritual gift.
We exist to glorify God. We were created by, through and for Jesus Christ, to testify of His love, grace, and power. God wants to reconcile with us through His son Jesus, and not only with us, but all of His chosen people! That is why we, by His Spirit, are called to be a part of His work on earth. In John 15:8 Jesus says, “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.”
By bearing much fruit, we glorify God and we can do this by abiding in Him and using our gifts to serve Him and bring others to Christ.