One Body

Do you wonder where you belong? Are you looking for a place that feels right? Would you like to know you have a specific place to be and a specific task to do? Do you know there is such a place, and you have a specific task?

We all long to be where we feel we belong. In fact, many search for that place their entire life and never find it. It is sad when you run across someone who comes to the end, knows the end is coming, and they do not feel as though they ever found their place in this world.

If you happen to be someone still searching, know that God has a place for you and a task for you to do. It is a matter of you being willing to accept Jesus and His followers. I know many who are skeptical of doing that. It can be a bit scary at first. But you can never have the peace that is beyond understanding if you do not take that step.

For those of us already in the body of Christ, the Apostle Paul is speaking directly to us. We are all members of one body. We all have a specific task or function within the body. If we haven’t found our place yet, we are not really looking. We are not saying yes when we are asked. We are not asking God to show us where He wants us or what He wants us to do. For God is not a God of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33).

For the body to work as it is designed, each part needs to perform how it was designed. We know this inherently when we think of our own bodies. We also understand the concept if we have played on a sports team, in a band, or been in the military. It is the same within the body of Christ. Each member must use the gifts and talents God has given them to perform the tasks He gives them for the body to function properly.

I pray we all evaluate our gifts. I pray we ask God to reveal to us how we fit within the body. I pray each one of us will put our gifts and talents to work doing what God has put before us. Know yourself. Know your gifts. Know your talents. Desire to fit within the body. Desire to do God’s work.

Romans 12:4-5 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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