Today in the 40 Day Devotional series, we read…

Day 31 Discover and Do Your Part

 Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-7

“A demonstration of the Spirit is given to each person to produce what is beneficial.”  1 Corinthians. 12:7 (HCSB)

There are two essential truths that should be vocalized and magnified as a church desires to move into congregational revitalization. Those truths are that every person has a part, and that one person really can make a difference. 1 Corinthians 12 teaches that God gives a spiritual ability to every member of His church. God indwells us in the form of the Holy Spirit and empowers us to serve the body in some important way. That explains the first truth.

The second truth is also vital: one person really can make a difference. Many of us feel hopeless about church revitalization because we think the entire congregation will never get on board. While congregational buy-in and unity matter, it is also true that one person can make a huge difference as he or she serves God whole-heartedly in the church to which he or she belongs. One person who will witness, pray, give, serve, love and live for Christ will inspire and impact others as well as be used by, and blessed by, God in his or her faithfulness. Instead of waiting for others to join in, decide today to be one person who will make a difference.

Will you surrender yourself afresh today to Jesus in hopes of being used to revitalize your congregation?

Prayer

Consider praying today a prayer of re-surrender. Maybe you could offer yourself to God the way you did when you first came to Him. Maybe also you could ask God for personal direction in how to live your Christian service to the fullest in the place where He has put you to serve and grow.