For You From The Word
God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
(1 Corinthians 12:18)
For You To Think About
Beth has a soft spot in her heart for pregnant women. She has had two risky pregnancies, a miscarriage, and is herself adopted.
Sandi is task-oriented. Although shy, she’s gifted in organizing files, running errands, and setting into order the most disarrayed desk.
Jen, Beth, and Sandi could choose to focus on their shortcomings: Jen’s mess, Beth’s struggles to conceive, and Sandi’s introverted personality.
Instead, each of them chose to focus on using their gifts. Jen encourages women who face an unplanned pregnancy as a Birthmothers Friend. Beth is also a Friend, and specifically serves women who are considering adoption. Sandi provides administrative support for prolife ministry.
God carefully chose the skills and abilities He gave Jen, Beth, and Sandi – and each of us. Regardless about how you may feel about your giftedness and your circumstances, God has an important role for you to fill in the Body of Christ.
When you find your special skill or ability, ask God to show you how to use it. With your gift, you can make a powerful difference for life … even if that’s not something you’d ever considered doing.
For You To Pray
You have gifted me in specific ways to serve in the Body of Christ. Show me how to use my gifts to help those who face an unplanned pregnancy and encourage life.
In Jesus’ name, Amen