Tuesday, May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022
Listen to the Word
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10)

Did you know that you are gifted? The Bible says that you are. You may feel like you belong in the remedial class when it comes to matters of faith, but God says you are gifted. He has given you gifts you can use to serve others.

You didn't achieve your gift - Peter says you received it. You didn't even get to choose your gift - God decides what gifts to give, and he distributes them. In his endless creativity, he gives a wide variety of gifts to his children. Perhaps you have a gift from God for organizing, or for teaching, or for encouraging others. Maybe your gift is to lead, or to serve, or to give.

God gave you that gift so you would use it. And when you use it, God gets involved, and it becomes more than a human enterprise. You become a tool in his hand. You are gifted. Use your gift!

Live the Word
Write today's Scripture on a card or post-it note and place it somewhere you will be able to see it for the rest of the week.