When I first started learning about Spiritual Gifts, I immediately wanted to know what my gift was. The Lord said, "charity". I said "charity, what type of gift is that?" God lead me to read (1 Cor.13:8-13). Charity never faileth: but whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. I looked up the word charity in the dictionary this is what charity means - love for other, kindliness especially in judging others, the giving of aid to the needy.
Now this made me very happy. Basically, the scriptures are saying that when the time comes for us to be in heaven, there will be no need for spiritual gifts. Where all the others will fail, love never fails. The Lords message to you question for you today is do you love your neighbor? You can look next door and say, "yes". Your neighbor is not just the person next door or down the street. Your neighbor is anyone you pass by on the street, on your job, or at school. Can you say that you genuinely love that person.
I pray that when you are asking God for spiritual gifts that you ask for the gift of charity. Charity goes a long way. You can minister to people all day long, but do you have love for each of them. I must tell you that the reason why God has given me a ministry for the women is because I honestly love and care about your situations. I am often praying and laboring in the spirit for you. I once asked the Lord, why? He said, "because you can be trusted". I smiled. When the Lord uses me to bless the women, I always give Him the glory. I get really happy to pray for you and see you get a breakthrough. It's not because I want you to say great things about me, its because I love you. Love never fails, love never hurts and more importantly God is love. I often pray that I am a compassionate person. +-If you have trouble loving your neighbor pray that God will show you how you can develop a kind heart and a heart for people still walking in darkness and the people of God. People will be able to tell that your true ministry is charity; which is love. LET US PRAY!
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your love towards me. Lord, I pray that you help me to grow stronger in the area of charity. I know that charity is love and You are love. I want to be able to minister to people from my heart and not just to be seen by man. I want you to be gloried through my gift of charity towards others. In Jesus name Amen.