May 5: You are Uniquely Created
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The more you take opportunity to study out the Scriptures in detail, the more you’ll begin to identify some interesting dualities. For example, yesterday we read that the Scriptures invite us not to be self-sufficient, but Christ sufficient. Not to be self-motivated, but Spirit-motivated. These biblical principles are absolutely essential to our spiritual growth. But there’s another principle which is equally important.
For those who have made a decision to trust in Christ, God has given you a wonderful personality, specific gifts, and talents to creatively fulfill the purpose He has for you. Laying aside your self-sufficiency doesn’t mean you lay aside your entire self. Instead, by trusting Christ and following the leading of the Holy Spirit, you’ll continually discover how to use your personality, gifts, and talents in unique ways that build up the Kingdom of God.
After today’s Scripture reading, take a full 3-5 minutes (or longer) to reflect on this question: In this current season in your life, how has God uniquely suited you to be a light to yourself, your family, your neighbors, and others?
READING & JOURNALING:
In this current season in your life, how has God uniquely suited you to be a light to yourself, your family, your neighbors, and others?
Heavenly Father, today I’m thankful for the reminder that following You doesn’t mean I give up my whole self, but instead helps me to identify my true self, the very person You have made me to be. May I continue to grow into the person You have made me to be. Amen.
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F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: Mark 9 & 10
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