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Romans 12:4-6a

For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them...

It is such an honor that God gives each of us special giftings that help us function together as one. When we exercise our gifting in the proper way, recognizing and acting upon the verse that comes before these; “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith” (Ro. 12:3),  then we can appreciate, without insecurity, the gifts our fellow believers have to offer to the body.

In the same manner, we should also appreciate and encourage our families to function accordingly. Do you know what gifts the Lord has instilled in your family members? As we have been learning about submission from our Pastoral staff in our study, "1 Peter: The Transforming Epistle," I am challenging myself to pay closer attention to God’s special giftings within my family and how the Lord is using them. I am praying I will be willing to listen with a “submitting to one another” spirit so that the Lord can make us one. And when that happens, we prove John 13:35, "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
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