Hello everyone. Above is one of the many gorgeous pictures from my trip to Florida. I just thought I’d share the beauty. So today I am going to write about our duties as members of the body of Christ.
Each and every true follower of Christ in a member of the body of Jesus, and we each have jobs to do. We are part of God’s plan, and we are the tools often used to build up the body even more. When we use our gifts and tools appointed to us for the sake of Christ, we see God’s saving hand at work. Let’s talk about some parts of the body and some things they should do.
12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.
13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13
Christ is the head of the body. He is on top and should always be number one in our lives.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
God appoints some members with the brains and smarts. He gives many people high degrees of intelligence. The lost sinners often use their smarts for evil. The saved are to use the intelligence for Christ’s glory. Do you know some biblical Greek? Teach this to someone so that they may have a better understanding of the Scriptures. Did God give you wisdom to be a problem solver? Help someone with biblical sound advice. God uses smarts to save the world.
Some are quiet and some are outspoken. Has God blessed you with the gift of gab? Use this gift for good. It’s what you are meant to do. If you can sing, than use that gift as well. Tell others the good news about Christ. Spread the love. Don’t speak evil. Sing about God’s love in church or at a nursing home. The elderly get such joy from music. Use your mouth to spread joy and encouragement. Be a witness for Christ.
19 They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
If you were blessed with two working hands, don’t take it for granted. Use those hands. Some hands are appointed to play instruments and make beautiful music for Christ. Some hands are great cooks. Cook a meal for the needy. Feed the hungry at a soup kitchen. Some people speak with their hands using sign language. If you know sign language, use it because it is a beautiful thing. Use your hands to comfort the hurting with a hug. Lay hands on the sick and pray for them. Those hands can do many spectacular things to glorify God.
14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen
If God gave you working feet, He did it for a reason. Use them. Take part in a walkathon for a good cause. God out and weed eat or mow someone’s yard that can’t walk well. Go out and tell the world what God has done for you and for others. God wants us to tell of His goodness. That’s the whole point. Tell about God’s grace enough, and you will see a huge change in the lives of others.
There are many members of Christ’s body. Pray for God’s guidance in showing you what your part of the body is and what you should do. Blessings will indeed come from it.
Have a wonderful weekend!