Today’s devotion is based on Romans 12:6-8. “So we are to use our different gifts in accordance with the grace that God has given us. If our gift is to speak God’s message, we should do it according to the faith that we have; if it is to serve, we should serve; if it is to teach, we should teach; if it is to encourage others, we should do so. Whoever shares with others should do it generously; whoever has authority should work hard; whoever shows kindness to others should do it cheerfully.
Paul likens God’s people to one body with many different parts. God has made you with unique gifts as one part in the body of his people. Whatever your gifts are, God has designed you to use them to serve the whole body and in accord with his word. Let God use you in whatever way he chooses, small or great, to be a blessing to others in his church. And you can be sure that they will be a blessing to you.
Please pray with me the prayer for today. Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you, Father, for making me a part of your Church. Help me to recognize my part in the body of God’s Church. Help me not to seek my own glory but to serve others for the benefit of all. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.