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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Where God Can Use Me

In review of 1 Corinthians 12:27 it says, “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.”

Bottom Line:
All of us make up Christ's body, each one is a part of it.

What this means to me:
Together with others we become Christ’s body. I am part of it, separate but a necessary part of it.

This verse reminds me that I need to be connected to a church family so that I can fulfill my calling to serve other believers in a practical way. The Bible says, “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27 NLT).

My service is needed in the Body of Christ. I have a role to play, and every role is important. There is no small service to God; it all matters.

Likewise, there are no insignificant ministries in the church. Some are visible and some are behind the scenes, but all are valuable.

At home, the most important light the little night-light that keeps me from stubbing around in the darkness when I get up and it’s still dark outside. There is no correlation between size and significance when it comes to service in the Body of Christ. Every ministry matters because we are all dependent on each other to function.

When one part of my body fails to function, I get sick. I know this all too well, given the illness I had last year which really took a toll on my body. It’s not like one part of my body can take time off. In my case the illness I had could have killed me.

Rick Warren has pointed out that thousands of local churches are dying because of Christians who are unwilling to serve. They sit on the sidelines as spectators, and the body suffers.

What I have learned is that God calls me to a service far beyond anything I could ever imagine. He created me for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for me to do (Ephesians 2:10). Whenever I serve others in any way, I am actually serving God.

In summary, it is with others that we become Christ’s body. I am to be a necessary part of it and not menial in any sense. God this morning I thank you for making me part of what you are up to in this world. When I link together with others we become your true body here on earth to serve others and fulfill your will. Fortunately I have learned by past experience that it is important to serve as part of a family of believers.  Now that we have moved, I am grateful that God has lead my wife and myself into a family of believers we feel we can link up with. I’m looking forward to helping to serve this community with the gifts and talents God has given me. I have already taken some actions to step up and volunteer. I look forward to coming weeks to see how God will use me.