Helping as a spiritual gift
There are a number of spiritual gifts taught in Christianity. If you haven’t been taught them at church, you can look them up online. There are different kinds; some are important but may appear to you as mundane or utterly natural. Others are wild and involve Christian Magic, otherwise known as miracles.
Pretty much everyone has one or more spiritual gift. Whether or not you are a very religious person, you and people you know may well have one or more of these gifts. They may come across as natural and they may feel natural. It could even be you. I think it was at a website called nothingbutthetruth.com that I heard a wise man say: Often, when operating in your spiritual gifting it will feel effortless. It may be one of your traits about which people might say “your God given gifts”.
One of these gifts is the gift of helps.
Yes, that’s really what it’s called. It really is what it’s called. You helped your Dad wash the car, or helped your relative take care of the children so they could go do something else.
There was a needy person, and someone helped that person in some way. It may have been giving the person money, or a helping them to get a job.
Helps is really marvelous, but may be experienced as so humble it can be glossed over.
One of the ways that I have been a recipient of this gift is when I dropped one of my gloves, and a stranger picked it up, or even just pointed it out to me which effectively prevented me from losing something.
In truth, I have also had several jobs in which I really mostly just helped others or another to do something or to get something done.
Everyone can do this and it operates through degrees.
Yes, that’s just one example of how to spot spiritual gifts in operation on a daily basis. This could have a distinctively spiritual or religious feeling: like praying for people or giving alms, or helping out at your church. Other times, it just happens: someone helps you, or you help someone.
It is that simple.
Good deeds are always good, but everything done for God is supernatural whether it looks that way or not.