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Friday, January 22, 2016

The Need For Others

In review of Ephesians 4:16 it says, “He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow.”

Bottom Line:
Christ puts the body of believers together. As each part does its work, the entire body grows in health, strength and love.

What this means to me:
I am not meant to be alone. I can know that it is Christ who makes and puts whole body fit together. As each part, including me, does its work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy, strong, and full of love.

What I’m learning is that there are some things I will never learn on my own. I only learn them in context of community. In order for me to grow and develop my potential, I must learn from other people.

For instance, I can only learn forgiveness, loyalty, and love in relationships. I won’t be able to learn kindness, faithfulness, graciousness or unselfishness without others.

It seems that the most important things I need to learn in life require that I be in relationship with others. I can’t do it on my own. If I want to build my potential, I must learn from others and the best place to do this is in the family of God, in the Body of Christ, in the church.

Ephesians 4:16 says, “He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow” (NLT).

As such, I need the people God has placed in my life. And they will need me. In summary, God has wired me to need and to learn from others so that I become the man or woman God created me to be. In the body as each part does its work, the entire body will grow in health, strength and love.

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