Daily Devotional

 God uniquely designs us for serving…

1 Corinthians 12:4-6

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.  There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord.  God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.”

We often do not realize how uniquely God has made us. Science has learned that God has made it so that DNA molecules can unite in an infinite number of ways. The number is 10 to the 2,400,000,000th power. With our unique DNA, you will never see anyone just like you. If you wrote out this number with each number one inch wide it would take 37,000 miles of paper. When God made you He literally ‘broke the mold.’ There never has been and never will be anybody exactly like you.

It is obvious that God loves variety. He has created each of us with unique personality traits.  God made some of us as individuals who like to be quiet and alone.   Others of us like to be with people and in some cases being the life of the party. God has made people who love routine and those who face life as it comes. Some people think logically and others are in touch with their feelings. Some people work best alone while others work best as part of a team.  We all have been made uniquely by God.  (Psalm 139:13-14)

God is much like the potter who uniquely molds and fashions each of his vessels. In the same way, God takes our life, like a lump of raw clay, and puts it on the potter's wheel. He begins the process of molding. His loving and skilled hands begin to fashion us according to His plan. But sadly, many times we as the clay think that we know better how to fashion our lives. So we try but only to find that we make a mess out of our lives. Then when we recognize that His ways are best we submit to the Potter and He continues His molding process.

God is following carefully His design for our life and He is in the process of making us a unique servant of Him. Our goal then should be to discover God's design and live accordingly.  That is why the Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 1:6, “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”  May we submit to God’s purposes for our lives each day.
Prayer:  God thank you that You have made me to serve you in unique ways.  Help me to take hold of the opportunities You give me to touch the lives of people around me with Your love and grace.  Amen
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