Next Sunday I’ve been asked to give a talk at church on the subject of spiritual gifts. As most of you know, I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). One of the great parts of being a mormon is that everyone participates in giving talks, lessons, etc. While this may scare some people, I really enjoy it. I’ve been doing it since I was a child and enjoy being able to share a little piece of myself with about 300 people that will be at the meeting.
As I mentioned, the topic I was given for my talk is spiritual gifts and I was given a link to this resource on spiritual gifts. I really like the answer to the question on that page “How does Heavenly Father want me to use my spiritual gifts?”:
Spiritual gifts are blessings or abilities that are given by the power of the Holy Ghost. As children of Heavenly Father, we all have spiritual gifts. God gives us these gifts so that we can serve others and help build His kingdom. He has commanded us to diligently seek out and develop our spiritual gifts.
Whenever I do a talk or presentation outside of church, I like to reach out on my blogs and kind of crowd source ideas. I’ve always been amazed at how outside people’s contributions have made what I say better. The power of many people is so much stronger than one individual.
With that in mind, I thought I’d do the same for this talk on my daddy blog. I’d love to hear what you think about the topic of spiritual gifts. I’d love to hear any stories you have that I might find of interest. Possibly any scriptures that stand out to you on the subject.
At this Christmas season it seems appropriate to be talking about spiritual gifts. I think it will put a great perspective on the season of gift giving. I especially like the idea of thinking how we share our spiritual gifts with others. I think that’s what Christ did and is a great example for us.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.