Spiritual Gift Giver | Giving
The Greek word for the Spiritual Gift Giver “didōmi” G1325.
Definition and Purpose of the Faith Gift
The spiritual gift of giving is the special ability God gives to recognize one’s resources (time, talent, and treasure) and generously, sacrificially, and cheerfully give without expecting anything in return. Groups need someone with this gift to contribute the needed resources to accomplish tasks and relieve need.
Service ideas: lead fundraising initiatives, donate to special projects, counselors, finance and support missions, serving the church (e.g., pack food boxes, host teams for meals, voice for other needs in church, hospitality outreach, food and clothing distribution, greeter), serving the church body (e.g., emergency child-care, emergency shelter, baby-sit for couples, host small groups, help special needs, support-group, transportation to needs-doctors/store, financial assistance)
Vulnerability of the Giver
All the gifts, talents and abilities that we have can be used negatively. When Giving is used in a selfish, harsh, over-barring, reckless manner or when it is enabling sin or dysfunctional behavior, it would not be Spirit-led or an expression of love. This gift is best used when coupled with Leadership, Apostle, Government, Wisdom, Pastor and Prophecy.
For example, someone with the Giving gifting could be blessed with a naturally generous personality, but at times can unintentionally have enabling tendencies.
Matthew 14:16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
Matthew 15:36 Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people.
Matthew 19:21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
Matthew 25:34-36 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
Galatians 4:15 Where, then, is your blessing of me now? I can testify that, if you could have done so, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.
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