Sunday, March 18, 2012
Unity and Diversity in the Body
1 Corinthians 12:12,18-19 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be?
As I sit @ Lakewood waiting for service to start, I'm so grateful that churches like Lakewood make room for the entire body. As a child I went to Windsor Village United Methodist church and they made the same provisions. If you are a believer, I want to encourage you to find a way to use your gifts to build God's kingdom. He blessed each of us with specific strengths and everything we do as believers is supposed to be for God's glory.If your church does not make room for your gift, it doesn't necessarily mean that you need to leave. You may need to talk to the leaders of the church and say I have the gift of dance, I believe that God is leading me to minister in this way can we talk about starting a praise team. Churches like people oftentimes get caught up in tradition; the leaders do what they have always done. Now verse 12 says the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. So your church cannot say they don't need you, because they do. I get to use my gift of media production to serve God and if you don't get to use your gifts at your church I want to encourage you to find out if there is a place for you. If a place hasn't been prepared for you, I want to encourage you to open your mouth and let them know that you are there!Well service has started!
-- Sent from JRochelle's Palm Pre