The Body of Christ is a vivid image of what our lives should look like as we daily interact with other Christ-followers and unbelievers as well; but its more than an image, it is what we are a part of. We must fight against the tendency of ‘doing Church’ a few hours on Sunday morning to ‘being the Church’ which is the Body of Christ functioning 24/7. Can you imagine if your body only functioned a few hours one day a week – the unmet needs of the body, the malnutrition leading to infections leading to disease, and the list could go on?
We must Understand, Thank and Obey God for His wise placement of each of the members of His Body.
‘But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.’ 1 Corinthians 12:18
This verse should be branded on our heart for the times of weariness, feelings of being forgotten, overlooked, taken advantage of or inferiority to the placement and gifting of others in the Body – God wisely chose your part in His Body and only you can fulfill its function.
Over the next few weeks Jimmy Jackson will be preaching through Hebrews 10:23-24 at Heritage.