Using The Gifts God Has Given You

For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.” (Romans 12:4–8, ESV) 

God’s gifts to God’s people are for God’s glory! If we are to glorify God we must both use the gifts God has given; and, we must use them in ways that always glorifies God and not us. 

Lord, help each of us get this – we are not our own, we were bought with the precious blood of Jesus and so may we now and ever live fully in and for the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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