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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Analysis

I just took the Test(Ok its not a test but a opportunity for awareness) and I have to say God has brought me far from where I began, once a Sunday Christian to I have been Redeemed and set free!! Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Analysis: The Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Inventory is a discovery tool that provides you with a personalized analysis. Not a test, but a simple questionnaire giving you a profile of your God given spiritual gifts.

10/2012 Spintual GiftsAnaIys
Spiritual Gifts Analysis Results for:
Nicki Bennett

Spiritual Gifts Strength

Evangelism             18
Prophecy               15
Teaching                12
Exhortation            16
Pastor/Shepard      19
Showing Mercy     19
Serving                  20
Giving                    14
Administration       20

About Your Spiritual Gifts
Spiritual gifts are tools God gives Christians to do the work of the ministry-- to fulfill the Great
Commission to reach, baptize, and teach and to minister to one another. Every Christian
receives at least one gift at the moment of salvation. Spiritual gifts are not rewards, are not
natural talents, are not a place of service, are not an age-group ministry, and are not a specialty
ministry. They express themselves through various ministries which, in turn, accomplish a
variety of results. A spiritual gift is the primary channel by which the Holy Spirit ministers
through the believer. It is a supernatural capacity for service to God — and He gives you a
supernatural desire to perform the duties of that gift. Spiritual gifts are tools for building the
church. They are a source of joy in your Christian life and influence your motives. A spiritual gift
is a divine calling with a divine responsibility, because what God has gifted you to do, He has
called you to do, and what He has called you to do, He has gifted you to do.
Three categories of spiritual gifts exist. CATEGORY ONE: The Miraculous Gifts, generally
known today as Charismatic Gifts (apostles, tongues, interpretation of tongues, healing, and

develop (faith, discernment, wisdom, and knowledge — qualities possessed rather than
activities performed). Many scholars combine these gifts with others, based on the similarity of
these gift characteristics and the synonyms used by Paul to describe them in Scripture. For
example, some scholars combine Discernment with Prophecy, Knowledge with Teaching,
Wisdom with Exhortation, and Hospitality with Serving. CATEGORY THREE: the Team Gifts,
which are service-, ministry-, task-oriented or are activities performed such as teaching. The
Team Gifts are functional and involve speaking or ministering. Chances are, you have several
of these gifts that vary in degrees and intensity. In many cases, spiritual gifts may complement
your secular employment. The Spiritual Gifts Analysis you took identified your dominant TEAM
GIFTS, which will help find your place on God's team in your church. Prayer and serving God
will also help you see where God wants you to serve in ministry in your church and daily life.
This profile gives you a simple bar graph showing your strengths (higher scores, longer bars)
and weaknesses (lower scores, shorter bars) as related to spiritual gifts, and analyzes in-depth
your dominant and secondary team gifts which are the ones that will have greater influence in
your life. These are the areas where you are gifted to be most effective and efficient and in
which you will find it easiest to excel.
Your dominant gifts are Administration, Serving
The results of your Spiritual Gifts Inventory indicate that
your number one dominant gift is ADMINISTRATION’ The
Greek word “kubernesis” means one who steers a ship.
This expert had the responsibility to bring a ship into the
harbor through the rocks and shoals, under all types of
pressures. As an administrator you have the Spirit-given
capacity and desire to serve God by organizing,
administering, promoting, and leading the various affairs
of the church. The administrator is not a glorified file clerk.
As an administrator you are a take-charge person who
jumps in and starts giving orders when no one is in
charge. You will put a plan on paper and start delegating
responsibility. You may lean toward organizing things,
events or programs, OR toward organizing people,
emphasizing personal relationships and leadership
responsibilities. In the first case, you usually organize
details and have people carry them out. In the second
case, you tend to organize people and rely on others to
take care of the little things.
You don’t often admit to mistakes and do not like to take
time to explain why you are doing things; you just expect the job to get done. If things in the
church, office, club, etc. become fragmented, you can harmonize the whole program if given a
chance. You are a person with a dream and are not afraid to attempt the impossible. You are
goal-oriented, well-disciplined, and work best under heavy pressure. You are often a good
motivator and not a procrastinator. You are serious minded, highly motivated, intense, and
have an accurate self-image. You tend to be more interested in the welfare of the group than
your own desire. You are probably a perfectionist.

Well back to packing only 5 days to go!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Excited, New beginings

Psalm 32

God is the great deliverer and provider, not a day goes by that I am not in awe of what he has been doing in my life as we walk forward together. He continues to poor out his grace over me as I stumble, he continues to teach me and show me things I would never have known if it wasn't for him.

God is bringing me to a new season in my life as our house was sold, delivering us from living in the house where most of the trauma we experienced was. He is also freeing up me as the house will no longer consume me with all the memories, the debt and the work it takes to keep it maintained, as we move into a condo.

I am excited to not have to wonder if I will have enough money for gas to get to work till the next payday and I have been told once we get moved I will get teeth. Teeth that I have not had for over a year. I will be able to eat apples again and even corn on the cob. I will be able to sit down and enjoy a meal with out worrying that I am going to not be able to eat it or that I might choke on it. Thank you God for being my deliver and provider.

I also look forward to being able to save up so I can go see my daughter that I haven't seen for months, as she moved out of province, because I couldn't afford to drive out to see her.

I am also excited to be able to spend more time with God as my life is not overwhelmed and keeping me from him.

God has already brought me to a place that if I can get the support by votes,  that my dream of a iblong Community Centre, Therapy Life Skills Centre will become a reality as this would help fund it. I know though that it is in God's hands, and those are hands I trust with my life.
 I know that if this is what he wants for me or the walk across Canada, he will open the door that no man can shut.

We have less than three weeks to pack a house that has been in the making for 10 yrs. and definitely needs some down sizing as it won't all fit in the condo. I leave it in God's hands as come Oct 25 it will happen no matter what.

Psalm 40

I don't know if I will be able to post again before we move, so I Pray that God touches your life in a special way, so you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if God is for you who can be against you. Please pray for my family as we travel towards our new beginning. Thank you!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Journey of the House

Where to start? Well if you have been reading along with my over the last while you know what a burden our home had become since we went through 2009. We had to take on a second mortgage during that time just to survive, then refinance it again when I was fired from my job, before we found out I was suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) from what we went through making our payments at the end $750. every two weeks falling on the day after each of my paydays and with my take home pay pay only being $843. not leaving us much as my gas to get to work for those two weeks to the next check was approx. $100. leaving us always short.

I know the only reason why we have made it to this point has been by the grace of God as by Miracle we always made it, not doing without our needs.

My last post about the house on here was when we had a very weird experience with a building inspector, as our house was sols with only the subject to an inspection. The inspector they hired was gauging our house to today's building codes and for a 30 yr old home that doesn't work in translation and we lost the sale. Our Realtor, Maureen Holtsbaum was as shocked as we were and hired an inspector herself and was told there was nothing wrong with our home, it was built to code for it's day.

Well the battle was on as we slowly came to the realization that there was something at work here beyond the normal. We had several viewings booked for a day after that the same day a house around the corner from us would decide to put up humungus pieces of card board that would state that three days prior they had been robbed, the signs were up for more than a week. We would have several viewings and everyone would love the house,showed well but nobody would buy it. I knew that we were facing spiritual warfare as nobody could understand the weird things happening. I started praying against the spiritual warfare and reached out continually to all for prayer. On Sept 22 a dear friend from my Pastorate posted under one of my status updates on FB that she would be praying for answers, that same day our Realtor gave us the news that the people we had the offer on the condo for with only the subject of the sale of our home would reduce our purchase price by $10,000, so that we could put our asking price down by the same amount. I feel this is the equivalent of a stranger walking up to you and handing you $10,000., they had no reason they had to but they did, what an answer and answer to prayer. We would have an offer on our home by the end of that weekend, subject to the sale of there home,which they had an offer they were just waiting for the subjects to be removed and that wouldn't even be a week and then the subject to the dreaded inspection, they were from out of town and not far from the people that made the first offer could they possibly get the same guy that did the first, but we knew what ever the answer God was in control.

Oct 2nd was the inspection, we would here nothing until the afternoon of the next day, felt like torture, as this was the day they had to remove the subjects. They would remove all the subjects and our home would be finally sold firmly. We would have a moving date of Oct 25, just over three weeks. We would have to throw all procrastination out.

I went to work early one day to help get a customers Rv ready for them on time, allowing me to get off early that day. I wouldn't realize that God had it planned, as I would need to go to the bank with my Mom to borrow the deposit for the new place. I was driving to meet my Mom at the bank, as our Realtor would drive her there. I was looking at the gas gauge not knowing how I was going to make it to work the next day.

When we were done at the bank my Mom handed me a plastic courier envelope and in it was two $50. gas cards for Esso. I can say that God's timing was so visible that day.

I have to say that these are more examples why I have no reservation or fear of walking in Faith with Jesus across Canada because I know if he has called me too it he will provide.

Father thank you for teaching me to trust your promises as your word is much alive today as it was in the past. Light my path father to walk in your will always. Thank you for the burning desire you have placed in my heart to walk with you in complete dependency as you are the almighty, sovereign over all things and it doesn't matter how big or how small you are in control and you promise to deliver us from all we face, we just need to trust in you and have patience in waiting for your timing, not ours. In Jesus Name Amen!