Daily Devotional
Distinctly Called by God

“Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Also he made him a tunic of many colors.”

Genesis 37:3


Ponder This

Joseph stood out from his brothers. He dared to be different. And there’s a great contrast between the life of Joseph and the life of all of his brothers. The beautiful coat that he wore symbolized his distinctiveness and was the kind of coat that royalty would wear. It was the sign of noble birth.

If there’s anybody who ought to stand out for distinctiveness—because of noble birth—it’s those of us who are children of the Father in Heaven, the deeply beloved of God. You’ll find that when you display your nobility, not arrogantly, but boldly, the world will resent that nobility, and the world will try to squeeze it back into its mold. That’s what Joseph’s brothers tried to do to him. They tried to make him conform. But he had been transformed, and he would not conform. God had a plan for him. God said, “Joseph, you’re going to be different. You’re distinct.”

Practice This

Make a list of the ways God calls His people to be distinct. Ask Him to help you live in these ways today.

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.