Serve Others

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 338 - 1 Peter 4:10-11 - Serve Others - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 338 – 1 Peter 4:10-11 – Serve Others – Growing As Disciples

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.  If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-11 (NIV)

Your Gifts 

Are you using all the gifts you have been given to serve others? Are you bearing fruit for my Kingdom and bringing glory to my name, as you faithfully use the spiritual gifts, I have given to you? Those are very good questions. I will tell you one thing for certain. What’s that? I don’t want to someday find out that I never used a gift that you had given to me. That would be really sad. That would be a tragedy. What will you do to make sure that does not happen? I will ask for your help. What help do you want from me? I want you to help me to discover and use all the spiritual gifts you have given to me. Is that it? No, I’m just getting warmed up. I want you to help me to refine and develop the gifts you have given to me. What do you mean by that? I know that the gifts you have given to me will not be fully developed unless I use them. I also know that as I use the gifts you have given to me, you will refine, grow and develop them in me, for your use. You will make me effective and fruitful in using the gifts you have given to me. You will not let the gifts you have given me go unused, underdeveloped and underutilized, as I go and do whatever you ask of me. I think that is the key. What is the key? Will I listen to your voice? Will I follow you? Will I go where you lead me and do what you ask of me? How would it be possible to not use the gifts you have given me if I am continually following and obeying you? It would not be possible. So, if I follow and obey you, I’m sure that I will have no worries about not utilizing the gifts you have given to me. What you ask of me will require me to use all the gifts you have given to me. That is correct. Keep your heart and mind and life focused on me. I will lead and guide you. I will accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans in and through you. I will give you what I want you to do. As you serve me you will have no worries about failing to use all your spiritual gifts as you rely on me. Thank you, Heavenly Father. 

Heavenly Father, thank you for giving me spiritual gifts with which I can serve others. Help me to discover and faithfully use all my spiritual gifts. Help me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name as I use all the gifts you have given to me. Amen

Key Question… What trial and error process have you go through on the way to discovering your spiritual gifts?

Living It Out… Use all your spiritual gifts to serve others so you can bear fruit for God’s kingdom and bring glory to His name.

Seeing It Happen… Have faith that you will bear fruit for the kingdom of God and bring glory to His name as you use your spiritual gifts.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how God has helped you to use, refine and develop your spiritual gifts.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you use the gifts you have been given to serve others.

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Anyone

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - If - 1 Peter 4:10-11 - Anyone - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – If – 1 Peter 4:10-11 – Anyone – Growing As Disciples

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-11 (NIV)

 My Gifts

I want you to know about a few sure things. That sounds interesting. I like sure things. Anything I have considered to be a sure thing has never ended up being a sure thing. So, when you say that you have something that is a sure thing I am more than curious. You have my full attention. What is a sure thing? What do you want to tell me?

It is a sure thing that I have given you spiritual gifts. Why is it important that I know that? That is a very good question. Have you ever looked for something with the certainty that you would find it? Like what? Let’s say you were looking for a set of keys and you were certain that they were in your house. You knew that they couldn’t be anywhere else because you just unlocked your house. I have misplaced my keys many times. Yes, I know. How persistent has your search been when you have been certain that you would find what you were searching for? My search has been persistent and all encompassing because I knew that it would just be a matter of time before I would find what I was looking for. That’s right. How persistent has your search been when you had no idea if would find what you were looking for? My search has been brief and short lived when I have had no confidence that I would find what I was looking for. Can you see where our conversation is headed? You have given me spiritual gifts and I will certainly discover the gifts that you have give to me if I persistently search for them. You got that right. That’s one sure thing. What is another sure thing?

It is a sure thing that you will never find out what spiritual gifts I have given to you by sitting around doing nothing. You will need to step out and engage in ministry to others. I want to use you. As you follow me you will try out many different ways to minister my love and grace to others. Not everything you try will be a perfect fit for you. Don’t worry about that. As you serve me, there will be some trial and error on the way to your discovering your spiritual gifts. You will discover what aren’t and what are your spiritual gifts. Engaging in ministry to others will be the way that you will show me my spiritual gifts. You got that right. That’s another sure thing. What is another sure thing?

I will powerfully use your spiritual gifts to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. That is a sure thing. That’s why it is so important that I discover and use my spiritual gifts. That’s why it is so important that I rely on you to work in and through me as I use the spiritual gifts that you have given to me. You got that right. As you use your spiritual gifts you will bring praise and glory to my name. People will be drawn to me because you have used your spiritual gifts. That is all that I have ever wanted. Thank you for these sure things. I will joyfully use all the spiritual gifts that you have given to me.

Lord, help me to discover all the spiritual gifts you have given to me. I don’t want one to go unused. Use all you have given me to bear fruit for your kingdom. Powerfully work through me so your grace is ministered to others and glory is brought to your name. Amen

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Serve Others

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - God's Will - 1 Peter 4:7-11 - Serve Others -Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – God’s Will – 1 Peter 4:7-11 – Serve Others -Growing As Disciples

The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:7-11

Given You Gifts

I have given you gifts. It is time for you to use them. I want you to urgently and passionately use the spiritual gifts that I have given to you. I want you to pour yourself out in service to others. You will bear fruit for my kingdom. You will bring glory to my name. You will go where I send you. You will do all that I ask of you. There is no doubt about that. I want to know and do your will. I want to do all the good works that you have prepared for me to do for you. I want your hand to be on me. It is my prayer that you will richly bless my life. I want to shine brightly for you in the world. I want people to be drawn to you because of the way that you have been working in my life. I want to use every one of the spiritual gifts that you have given to me. I don’t want any one of my spiritual gifts to be unused and go to waste. I want to fulfill all your purposes and plans for my life. I want to reap a rich harvest for your kingdom. Your desires are very good. Your desires are my desires for you.

What’s that? You said that you want me to urgently and passionately use the spiritual gifts that you have given to me. Yes, I did. Can you tell me more about that? Yes, I will. Your time on this earth is short. If you want to bear an abundance of fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name, the time to begin is now. There is no time to waste. Wasted time is a wasted opportunity. Keep your eyes open. Listen carefully to my voice. Go where I send you. Do what I ask of you. Join me in the work that you see me doing. Be urgent. What about being passionate? Don’t be half-hearted. Give yourself fully to me and the work that I have prepared for you. My hand will be on you. You will have my blessing. I will use you. I will set you on fire with passion to love, follow and serve me. That is what I want. That is the prayer of my heart. Yes, I know and I will hear and answer that prayer.

Lord, I know that you have given me many good gifts. Help me to urgently and passionately use every one of my gifts to serve others. Powerfully use me to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. I will rely on all your strength to bring glory to your name. Amen

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