But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.

– 1 Peter 2:9-10


Dear God,
It is a humbling thought that I am chosen by you, and more humbling still to think I am chosen to be used by you. When I received mercy in place of consequences for my sins, when you brought me from darkness into light, it wasn’t just for my sake; it was so I might reach behind me and bring the next brother or sister out of the shadows to receive his or her mercy. Extend my reach today, Lord; radiate your goodness through me. Use me, Lord, for I am yours.
In your holy name, Amen.


God has carefully created you, cherishes you, and has chosen you to be a light to others in your life. Today, take a moment to complete the Spiritual Gifts assessment to better understand the gifts God has equipped you with to flourish in your life and serve others.


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