Friday, November 12, 2010

Daily devotional: Different gifts make a healthy church body

Scripture
But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
1 Corinthians 12:18 NIV

Observation
God has given various gifts through the Holy Spirit to each member of His body for the purpose of the common good (v.7).

Application
Do not be jealous of the gifts that others have that I don't, because each one's gifts are vital to the body working, and because God specifically gave these gifts just as He wanted them to be. Be thankful and use my gifts to serve Him!

Prayer
Lord, I love you and give You praise! You are awesome and worthy of much more than the praise I give You. Thank you for being holy and unchangeable, and for giving us the Holy Spirit to make us holy, to teach us and guide us, and to give us gifts and fruit from the Holy Spirit. Help me to maximize my use of the gifts You have given me. Let them not be dormant or underutilized. Help me to be content and blossom where You have put me.

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