You should use whatever gift you have received from the Lord to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.
- 1 Peter 4:10
What is it that comes naturally to you? Do you encourage others easily or find yourself jumping in to serve at social functions or church settings?
Do you enjoy teaching and training or quietly praying or sending a note of encouragement?
Some gifts are out in front of others, like speaking or teaching. Others are more behind the scenes like mercy, encouragement, and giving.
But all are equally necessary and important. They all work together as part of the body of Christ.
Peter tells us that we shouldn’t keep our gifts to ourselves. Instead, we are to use them to minister to others because this glorifies God. By utilizing our talents, we bring joy, help, and encouragement to others.
Can you think of a time when God brought someone to mind, and you reached out to them only to discover they needed to hear from a friend that day? God uses us to minister to one another. He nudges us to be His hands and feet here on earth.
TODAY: How might you serve the Lord by giving of yourself?