December 27, 2011
Today's Photograph . . . . Fly Fishing on a Wilderness Mountain Lake (MQ)
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. (NIV)
We are each unique. God knew each of us even before we were in the womb; and He has a use for us in our individual role in the ministry of Christ.
Just as nature has plants and animals that fulfill special functions within a system, we, too, have a special gift.
Try your hand at discovering what your spiritual gifts are. You may need some help or reflection from a trusted friend or loved one. Many churches have activities that help you identify these gifts in which you can serve and be fulfilled at the same time.
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Be patient. Fishing, hunting or wildlife watching happens according to the rhythms of nature. You can prepare and study to enhance your time in the field. But, just waiting and watching long enough may be what produces your best experience.