Good morning! Happy “Hump-day” to you! I don’t know about you, but I am glad that God woke me up, clothed me, gave me a sound mind, movement of my limbs, articulation of speech, employment, my health and the list goes on. Don’t waste precious moments complaining when you have so much to be thankful for.
TFTD: Pieces to a puzzle
Romans 12:4-5 (NKJV)
4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.
Who makes up the body of Christ? I’m glad you asked. Every person who has accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal savior is a member of the body of Christ. We all look, sound, act and think differently, yet we are all members of the same body.
God created us to be unique individuals filled with different gifts and talents. Scripture tells us that we do not have the same function, but we are all members of one another. So, why do we as believers try to mold and change people to fit an imagine that we deem “holy”? Why is there competition in the church and against the ministries within the church if we are all members of the same body of Christ?
When I think of the body of Christ I think of a puzzle. A puzzle, once complete reveals a remarkable image. Children of God, we all are pieces to a puzzle and it doesn’t matter if you are a corner piece or the center piece. We are all needed to complete the puzzle and reveal the beautiful picture. That beautiful picture is the image and example of Christ. It’s time that we learn to work together so that people can see the beautiful picture of Christ! Ministry is not about us anyway, but about leading people to Jesus Christ who is the Only One who saves!!!
We need to start embracing and celebrating our differences. We need to respect each others differences because we enhance one another. The scripture tells me that we are all individuals who may serve in different capacities, but at the end of the day we are all apart of the same body; the body of Christ. It also shows me that we are individual members of each other. So guess what? I need you and you need me. You make me better and I make you better. When we all work together God is glorified and more people are lead to Christ.
You are an important piece to the puzzle. It doesn’t matter if you are titled leader, minister, teacher, preacher, choir member, usher, deacon, etc. If you are a child of God then you are VERY important to the body. Once we begin working together we can get more accomplished for the kingdom. Let’s lay aside individual agendas and look at the bigger picture; how can we lead people to Christ?
I pray that you embrace the differences of others and know that you are all valuable pieces to the puzzle! God bless!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis
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