Paul connects the “gifts” with the “grace.” Paul wrote, “Having gifts . . . according to the grace” (Rom. 12:6). The gifts are given by the grace of God. The charismata are given by the charis of God. The abilities are given by the ability of God. The “grace” is the source of the “gift.” The “gift” is the product of the “grace.”
Do you know that you are sitting on a gold mine but you don’t know it?
According to Ralph Jennings in Forbes.com,
The Philippines holds the world’s second largest gold reserves, and applications from foreign mining firms are piling up to tap that plus a list of other metals that basically just sit under the ground now.” The Philippine mining sector, rich in copper and nickel, is $1.4 Trillion worth. “It’s one of the country’s next boom sectors, forecasts Jonathan Ravelas, chief market strategist with Banco de Oro UniBank in metro Manila.”
Paul wrote, “Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us” (Rom. 12:6). We are sitting on a gold mine of gifts in this church, but we do not realize it. We have so much special abilities in this church. But we have not yet used it to their full potential.
Do you have the gift of preaching? Please let me know and I will pray for you. We will utilize it. I’d love to have you preach here instead of me.
Do you have the gift of exhorting? Please stand up and encourage us with the Word of God. Do you have the gift of sharing? Please use it and share with someone in need today in the name of Jesus. Do you have the gift of leadership? We will pray for you, train you, and appoint you.
Let’s dig out the gold!
 Ralph Jennings, “Trillion-Dollar Philippine Economic Goldmine Emerging From Murky Pit, April 5, 2015. Cited October 8, 2016. Online: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphjennings/2015/04/05/trillion-dollar-goldmine-for-philippine-economy-emerging-from-murky-pit/#7f9c76b33f26.