1.24.2012

WaxNotNeeded - P is for ..

“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. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” Romans 12:4-8

Make no mistake about it, YOU have been created for a purpose.

Do you know what that purpose is? Do you know your spiritual gifts? Of course, we are all to praise and honor the Father and assist in advancing the kingdom of Christ, but what is your unique lot in life? Here is saying that you probably even have more than one!

However, do you know what it is? Are you doing anything with/for it, if you do know? Or are you living life lazy, in a lack-luster fashion considering only yourself and your needs on the day to day?

Move, I say! Seek God and ask Him to show you His will for your life and what more you can be doing for the world around you, nothing is to little or unimportant.

On my journey, I have come across a few people who are unable to leave their own homes due to illness, but denote “I pray all the time for people”. They seem somewhat disappointed when they conclude their sentence, as if they are comparing one role to another. Yet be gone with that look I say! To me prayer warriors are one of the most VALUABLE tools in our arsenal as a family of believers. Where-as one person has the ability to drive and drop off food locally to the homeless, another person has dedicated time to intercede on that persons behalf and others while gazing out a living room window, where all the while a retired preacher is visiting a prison for an impromptu sermon and another is comforting a child who just lost their mother half way around the world due to an incurable disease.

We are all special.
We are all important.
We are all together under God.
We are like a patchwork quilt of sorts, I’d say, of all different sizes, shapes, talents, dreams and colors, but in the end sewn together with love by the Creator of the universe to be held together for all eternity.

"Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.”  Ephesians 1:5-12 (NKJV)

Dear Heavenly Father - We thank You for waking us up this morning. We thank You for allowing us to breathe our next breathe. Thank You for finding a purpose for us and speaking us into being. We turn our lives over to You Father. Direct our steps, thoughts, words and actions to be in alignment with Your will and Your desire for our lives. We humbly give our life to You, as we are not worthy ourselves to call it our own, but are called to give it back on behalf of Your son, Jesus Christ. We ask You to protect our loved ones and keep those who have to share the Word in secret safe from harm. Bring peace and comfort to Your children around the world. May all, even the tiniest child in Christ to the oldest matriarch or patriarch alive of all the believers feel that they are not alone at this moment .. that You are with them and that there is someone out there, somewhere praying for them and loving them even though they have never met. We ask all these things in the blessed name of the Holy One, Jesus Christ ><>


SiC <3



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