Daily Devotional
Why God Gifts His Children Differently

“For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”

1 Corinthians 12:8-11

Ponder This

God brings us together as a body. Some are eyes, some are ears, and some are feet. We all have different gifts, and yet those gifts are to be put to work in the body of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Do you want to know what your spiritual gift is? You will discover your spiritual gift in the context of the Body of Christ. I had no idea that God would call me into ministry. Once upon a time, a person in my church invited me to be the youth week pastor. This was an opportunity for youth to fill the roles of the church and learn where they were gifted and how the church operated. I was scared when I received this invitation, but I got up and preached, and after, I received words of encouragement and affirmation on my gift of preaching. We find our spiritual gifts by operating in the Body of Christ. You are a gifted child. God doesn’t want you just to sit in the church pew. You have a spiritual gift with which to serve Him.

  • Have you ever been invited to serve in an area in your church that you had never considered for yourself? How did that experience help you grow?
  • What have you learned about yourself and your gifts as you have been part of your church community?

Practice This

Speak to a spiritual leader in your church and ask that person where your church may need you to serve. Ask him or her for help in identifying your spiritual gifts.


Real Truth Never Changes

Real truth never changes, and the truth about government is that it is God who ordains it, leaders who are responsible for it, and citizens who are accountable to it. The privilege of being called Americans comes with significant responsibilities—to God, to each other, and to the world.