You are unique in God’s family

Written by Rick Warren

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A spiritual gift is given to each of us as a means of helping the entire church. 1 Corinthians 12:7 (NLT)

God has a unique role for you to play in his family.

This is your ministry, and God has gifted you for this assignment: “A spiritual gift is given to each of us as a means of helping the entire church.” (1 Corinthians 12:7 NLT)

Your local fellowship is the place God designed for you to discover, develop, and use your gifts. You may also have a wider ministry, but that is in addition to your service in a local body. Jesus has not promised to build your ministry; he has promised to build his church.

You will share in Christ’s mission in the world. When Jesus walked the earth, God worked through the physical body of Christ; today he uses his spiritual body. The church is God’s instrument on earth.

We are not just to model God’s love by loving each other; we are to carry it together to the rest of the world. This is an incredible privilege we have been given together.

As members of Christ’s body, we are his hands, his feet, his eyes, and his heart. He works through us in the world. We each have a contribution to make.

Paul tells us, “He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.” (Ephesians 2:10 (MSG)

Question: Have you considered how you can use your unique gifts & talents in service in your local church body?

About the Author:  Rick Warren

2 Responses to “You are unique in God’s family”

  • Life says:

    The devotional is just saying that we all have God given talents and gifts, which should be used not only in the church, but used in the world. God made us fishers of men, and we need to follow Him, and bring more people to Him w/ our gifts to do so.

  • Richard says:

    I didnt know church membership was required to develop your GOD given talents. This new to me.

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