Daily Devotional
Are You Available to Jesus?

“If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.”

1 Corinthians 12:17-18


Ponder This

Now my body is not supposed to have any plans of its own. I would be afraid of my body if it had plans of its own. My body is to serve me; I’m not to serve it, and it’s only to serve me at my command. Suppose I woke up this morning and my hand somehow had the ability to speak and say, “Good morning, Mr. Rogers. I have some plans today. I’m going to scratch your ear, I’m going to shave you, I’m going to take a pen and write some words for you, and I’m going to shake some hands for you.” I’d say, “I don’t want you to have any plans of your own. Just be there.” I would be afraid of that thing!

So many times, we’re telling Jesus what we’re going to do for Him. He doesn’t want us to do anything for Him. Does that surprise you? He wants to do something through you. Your body is here to minister to you! Our purpose as followers of Jesus is to hear what the head says and to do it. That’s what we’re here to do. And therefore, we must listen to what our Lord is saying. We are to minister to Him.

The best ability is availability. That’s it. Are you available? Are you responsive to Him? In a body, there is a ministering purpose. The body is to minister to the purpose of the person who lives in that body.

  • When have you told God what you were going to do for Him?
  • How have you made yourself available to be used by God?

Practice This

Think about a time recently you told God what you were going to do. Repent and ask God to help you trust His purpose for you.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.