Devotions from Gary Moon’s book Apprenticeship with God
Today’s devotion is on celebrating our differences.
“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ…..Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” St Paul
Maybe God gave us all individual differences to trick us into community life! Precise rational thinkers benefit from the balance of those with sensitive hearts when it comes to important decisions. Neat freaks need messy folks or they might never enjoy eating a chocolate cone while wearing a white shirt. Messy people need neat freaks to help them get the chocolate out. You get the picture!
God seems to want us to need each other. Our individual differences are to be viewed as an occasion of celebration, not conquest.
Today why not ask God for His input of an important person in your life who may get on your nerves because of individual differences.
Then come up with 5 good things about this person’s traits that differ from your own.
I know Al and I marveled after being with all our kids and grandkids this past month, of how very different each one is and so unique and special in their own way. Isn’t it great how the Lord fashioned each of us as He wanted us to be?