Verse of the Day: Romans 12:6-8
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
God has given you gifts specific to the purpose He has planned for you. As part of the body of Christ, it’s your responsibility to discover how to use those gifts to bless the world around you. Whatever your gift is, your goal should be to use it to the best of your ability for God’s purpose so that He may be glorified.
Verse of the Day: 2 Chronicles 15:7
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
We all have times when we feel discouraged and we feel like giving up. If the Lord has put a “work” in your heart he will make a way for you to do it. That doesn’t mean it won’t be hard, because it might be, but that’s okay because God is on your side. Be strong and don’t give up!
Verse of the Day: Matthew 6:27
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Worrying doesn’t change a thing and it sure doesn’t add any benefit to your life. Instead of worrying start serving. Focus on helping others and God will make sure you are taken of.
Verse of the Day: Mark 10:45
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Even though Jesus was born King, by His own example He teaches us humility. The Bible says that Jesus did not come to be served but to serve. As ambassadors of Christ our lives should exemplify His traits and should reflect Christ in us. Let’s follow His example of humility by serving the less fortunate this holiday season and throughout the year. If you’re interested in volunteering your time you can find volunteer opportunities near you at http://www.volunteermatch.org.
Verse of the Day: 1 Peter 4:10
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
God gives each of us talents, abilities, and gifts to use along with the unique life experiences we each have to realize our purpose in life so we can fulfill our responsibility of serving others as a result of God’s grace. God expects us to use the gifts we have been given by making ourselves available to be used by him.