Daily Devotional for Sunday September 03, 2017


1 Corinthians 12:27 (NASB) Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.


Growing up with a brother a year older and having the name Tim and me being Tom, there were many days at school that I was called Tim. I am not Tim, and he is not me. We are individuals with gifts and talents different from each other, but we are members of the same family. God’s Word tells us that we all have a gift given by God to be used for His glory. We, as members of a congregation, fit together to form the body of Christ. If one part is missing, then the body suffers. I remember when I broke my right hand—my body suffered. I had to eat left handed, write lefty, things slowed down. I was not able to function as well as I had with two good hands. The body of Christ is like that. When we don’t use the gift given to us by Him we hurt the body. We cannot function as well. The job will get done, but not as efficiently as when all parts are working properly and working together. Don’t try to be like someone else. Be yourself. God created YOU with specific gifts and talents. Are we using them, or are we trying to be like someone else? 


Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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