Spiritual Gift of Faith
A Spiritual Gift Definition by AssessME.org
The spiritual gift of faith. Every Christ Follower has established a relationship with God through faith in the work and person of Jesus Christ. However, the spiritual gift of Faith enables a person to trust God even more so for remarkable provision, especially in circumstances that appears to offer no viable solution. The person possessing the spiritual gift of Faith often displays unusual confidence in the will and purposes of God. Such a spiritually gifted person exhibits a lack of anxiety and communicates to others peace and assurance. People spiritually gifted with Faith may become frustrated with others, or with their church leaders, for moving too slowly or for supporting a limited vision or easily obtained goals. People gifted with Faith just know that God wants to do more through us than we could think or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).
I Corinthians 12:9 specifically identifies Faith within its list of spiritual gifts granted by the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 11 portrays a lineage of people who possessed great faith in God. James 2:22-24 makes it clear that true faith will be evidenced by the actions taken by the person claiming to have faith. Within the Church, Faith can find expression in many ways. However, based upon your personality type, you may be more inclined to utilize this gift of Faith in one of the following gift expressions:
Faith for Financial or Material Provision
When the spiritual gift of Faith is used in this manner, the person possessing the spiritual gift of faith may also possess the spiritual gifts of giving, stewardship or encouragement. People with the spiritual gift of Faith, expressed in the area of finance and material provision will likely demonstrate this gift through personal giving well above their tithe. In addition, when they see a person or family in need, they are likely to extend themselves to meet that need. If you feel led by God to serve others in this manner, please select the appropriate gift expression checkbox.
Faith for Physical, Emotional or Spiritual Restoration
When the spiritual gift of faith is used in this manner, the person possessing the spiritual gift of faith may also possess the spiritual gifts of Healing, Spiritual Discernment or Intercessory Prayer. If you feel led by God to serve others in this manner, please select the appropriate gift expression checkbox.
Faith for Risky Ministry Opportunities
People with the spiritual gift of Faith are often frustrated when they perceive people and ministries taking small manageable risks for Christ’s Kingdom. They know that God can do more than we think or imagine. People with the spiritual gift of Faith can dream big because they are enabled by the Holy Spirit to trust big. For this reason, this type of gifted person will gravitate to roles and leaders who desire to accomplish great things for the Kingdom. If you feel led by God to serve others in this manner, please select the appropriate gift expression checkbox.