Friday, April 24, 2015

Unity

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalms 133:1 (KJV)

When we live together in unity, it means we come together and unite for the cause of Christ.  Each one of us has different gifts and we can use those gifts to serve the body of Christ.  Romans 12:4-8 and 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 are both great passages about the various spiritual gifts.  “The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body.  So it is with Christ” (1 Cor. 12:12, NIV).  Isn’t that an excellent analogy?  We, the church, are like a body; many parts working together and each one has a different function within the body.  I appreciate my pastor because he often points out the various roles fulfilled within our church.  He has a humble attitude about his own position and points out those who are not often recognized.  We come to church on Sundays and Wednesdays to find everything clean and the temperature is cool inside when it’s hot out and warm inside on cold days.  It is like that because people are willing to give of their time to clean, and someone comes in early to adjust the thermostats to a comfortable temperature.  It may not appear to be important, but it helps bring about better harmony and fellowship among the believers. We can each do what we can to bring glory to God and to unify the body of Christ.  There is no role that’s too small, God can use anyone!
 

I am currently participating in the Blogging from A to Z April 2015 Challenge. My theme is life lessons from the Bible. You can find more information about the challenge by clicking on the badge to the right or click here for a list of participants. It has been an interesting experience so far and I have enjoyed finding and visiting other blogs. If you are a fellow participant, thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment!

6 comments:

  1. I love that verse, and your post is so true. The very cry of Jesus' heart was that we would be one. One body, working in unity, can accomplish great things in the Kingdom. Like you, I am thrilled that we all have a place! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. It's an amazing thing to be a part of :)

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  2. Amen that God can use everyone. I used to suffer from "gift envy" LOL because hubby is very talented on the guitar and was always on the worship team when I would usually serve in the nursery or children's ministry. It finally dawned on me that I was doing just a worthy of a service, especially if it helped parents to get into the church service to get fed which in turn they could feed their children with the Word of God.

    betty

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    1. I've had "gift envy" before also. I have a small role with the youth ministry, but it is a blessing when you see those kids continue to serve God and you know you were able to contribute.

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  3. Just popped in to say Hi! I hope you're enjoying the A to Z challenge as much as I am! I LOVE your topic. Well done. And amen to your thoughts on unity in Christ!

    Shirley Corder from
    Out of Africa - Topics from A to Z

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