“The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 NLT
Although we are all unique in our own God designed way, we are all interconnected and interdependent. None of us can accomplish the work of the body of Christ on our own. We must recognize our absolute dependency upon one another for the complete function of the body. Each of us brings a very special and important contribution to the work of the church. When we all get a biblical perspective on our role, and its affect on everyone else, only then, can we fully understand the significance of our personal conduct and character. Others are depending on us.
Sure, we may know Jesus as Savior, but we must also submit to His Lordship over our life. He has a purpose for us. Surrendering ourselves to Him, and willingly obeying, will have tremendous impact on the body of Christ.
As I read at a local fast food restaurant "None of us is as good as all of us." Are you participating as part of the whole? If not, you are in disobedience. The church needs you. We are better with you than without you.
Prayer for today:
Father, in Jesus name, help me understand where I belong in your body and help me function to my peak potential so we can bring You glory! Amen!
Rev. Curtis Norris