Day 7: November 20, 2021
Read: John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.” — John 3:27
Respond: You give good gifts, Father. Every one of them is from You. Thank You for the specific strengths and abilities and desirable traits You have given me, and for the ways You have gifted me spiritually. I am nothing without You. It gives me joy to serve and honor You. Thank You for allowing me to help grow Your Kingdom and be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Read: As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. — 1 Peter 4:10
Respond: I praise You for providing opportunities for me to serve You at church and in my daily life. Thank You for impressing upon my heart the desire to love and help bring others into the Kingdom. Your grace is sufficient to cover all of my insecurities, inadequacies, and inabilities. You equip when You call, and I am so thankful for that truth. Thank You for using others in my life as an example of servant leadership.
Read: Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! – Psalm 115:1
Respond: Not for my glory but for Your glory, Father, that is my mantra. Praise to You for Your wondrous works, Your knowledge, Your strength, Your leading, Your sustaining. I would be lost without You. Your steadfast love and faithfulness bring me assurance and delight. Thank You for the reality of Your faithful love. A love that paid a high price for my salvation, security, and satisfaction. When Jesus completed His work on the Cross, I received an inheritance that is far above any other. I am forever grateful for your gifts and grace in my life.
Today, thank God for giving you opportunities to serve in your church. Praise Him for your place in ministry here.
Further Scripture Reading Today: Matthew 20:28, Luke 6:38, Romans 12:3-6, 1 Corinthians 4:7
Prayer Focus: Father, give us a deeper commitment to spiritual disciplines.
Devotions inspired by Ruth Myers, 31 Days of Praise; Meyers, Ruth. 31 Days of Praise. Sister, OR: Multnomah Publishers, Inc. 1997
© Warren Baptist Church, 2020. Dr. David H. McKinley, Pastor-teacher. warrenbaptist.org. Jacqueline C. Heider, Writer. Used with permission.