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A Healthy Body

  • For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot would say, "Because I'm not the hand, I'm not part of the body," it is not therefore not part of the body. If the ear would say, "Because I'm not the eye, I'm not part of the body," it's not therefore not part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the smelling be? 1 Corinthians 12:14'17 WEB.

    The human body is made up of many parts, and each piece is made up of many cells, and each cell is made of even smaller parts like chromosomes. It works together in harmony to maintain a healthy body, and every piece has its job to do. It's an amazing creation and balance.

    If you could interview them, different body parts would never agree on which job is the most important because they fully believe it's what they are called to do. For example, the heart pumps blood while the lungs pump oxygen. To each of them, their job is the most important part of existence, and thankfully they don't try and do the other's job. If the heart started pumping air or the lungs started pumping blood, the body would die. We need both the heart and lungs doing their unique jobs for the body to live.

    In our walk with Jesus, we often meet other Christians that just don't think as we do. One is deep into politics and government, and another is an intercessor. One is into mission work, while another is a chaplain. At the same time, another is focused on prison ministry, while others are involved in music or something else entirely. The list is diverse and unending. It's supposed to be this way. It takes all of us to make the body of Christ work.

    When we attend our local church, the welcome team greets us at the door. People work at the coffee counter, in the children's church, nursery, and praise team. Some run the sound, lighting, projectors, recordings, and cameras, while another brings a message. Others are on the prayer team. It takes everyone working together to build a healthy community.

    As Paul told us, we are all a part of the body of Christ, and one part is not more important than another. There is no top or bottom in God's eyes, as we are all His children. Jesus told us that the greatest among you will be your servant (Mark 10:43, Matthew 23:11). Wherever you find yourself, work as if you work directly for God, and you will be rewarded (Colossians 3:23).

    Do not get sidetracked by people that try to turn you away from following your own calling so that you can follow theirs. People will live your life for you if you let them, but they are most likely from another part of the body. They can't do the job God created for you, nor will they understand your desire to do it. I grew up in the country, and people never understood my fascination with computers, but God had a plan later that required it. You will never be satisfied doing what they are meant to do for each of us are unique in our own gifts and calling in life.

    Find what you are passionate about, that seems to come naturally to you, and follow that. Don't strive to be like someone else. The greatest thing you can do is to truly be yourself. Serve your heart out wherever you are, and God will raise you up in due time. If you are washing dishes, be the best dishwasher the world has ever seen. God may make you the manager.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please put me where I need to be and help me to recognize the gifts that You have placed in my life. Stir me up, and wake me up. Guide me onto the path that You have laid out for me and make it so clear that I know it can only be You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please put me where I need to be and help me to recognize the gifts that You have placed in my life. Stir me up, and wake me up. Guide me onto the path that You have laid out for me and make it so clear that I know it can only be You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
May 14
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, please make my way clear, that I fully understand, in Jesus's name I pray, amen. 

May 14
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Amen, Lord, teach me to be just me.  Thank you Pastor Dion.

 

May 14
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Greatful! Greatful! Greatful, Thank you, Father GOD, for your Son, Jesus. Father GOD,  you are AWESOME! MANY BLESSINGS, REFRESHING HOPE,  FAMILY. 

May 14
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father you are my guide. Help me to understand where I need to be. In Jesus Name, amen

May 14
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen

May 14
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

May 14
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen!

May 14
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: May 14

AMEN.  Heavenly Father,  I Thank You for all my Blessings.  You provide me with all I need Amen

May 14
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen . Glorify Him with thanksgiving !

May 14
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Lord please help us do our part in the body of your church. In Lord Jesus name I ask, Amen. 

May 14
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father lead us,strengthen us,and bless us in The name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen 

May 14
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

 Please put me where I need to be, Lord. Thank you. Amen

May 14
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

May 14
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

May 14
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone Enjoy Your Weekend 

May 14
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 14
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Have a blessed weekend everyone :)

May 14
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Janet Sorensen
Janet Sorensen

I prayed this for myself and then adapted it to pray for my daughter who is graduating from high school.  She is both "gifted and talented" and challenged by ADHD, not to mention having to attend school virtually during a pandemic! Also, she is a teenager, which is hard enough! She is active with the church youth group, has a nice boyfriend she met at church, and hasn't ever been in bad trouble. She's kind and brave and loving. I can't complain, even though the past two years have been so hard on all of us. She is currently asleep but it's Saturday. I will wake her up shortly and encourage her to get up and do SOMETHING. I pray:

Heavenly Father, please put Shawna where she needs to be and help her to recognize the gifts that You have placed in her life. Stir her up, and wake her up. Guide her onto the path that You have laid out for her and make it so clear that she knows it can only be You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

May 14
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, I thank You for giving me the opportunity to have  the gifts You have given me. Show me the way I can use them to fulfill Your will, lead me Lord I humbly ask. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen.

Excellent devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

 

May 14
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Another awesome Devotion today! The body of Christ is made up of so many different people and that is how it should be. We are not all capable to do the same thing nor would be want to. God has given each of us talents and gifts that we should be using for the Body of Christ to further His kindom. We all just do the best we can with what we were given and try to love others. The family of God is an amazing thing! You can go somewhere and meet a believer in Jesus Christ and right away you feel like you already know this person. We are drawn to other believers and we unite with them because we love Jesus Christ!

May 14
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

May 14
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen and amen, Lord Jesus!

May 14
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen and Amen !!! (h5)

May 14
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me feel valued dear God Amen

May 14
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

May 15