Saturday, January 25, 2014

Word of the Day... January 25, 2014...

14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. 19 If they were all one member, where would the body be? 20 But now there are many members, but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, t is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; 23 and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable,24 whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked, 1Cor. 12:14-24

It is so important for me to realize that I am a part of the body.  I may not be a very visible or noticeable part, but I am an important part of the body.  I am needed for the whole body to function properly.

There are parts of your body that you cannot see, but they are still vitally important. What would you do without your digestive system?  How about your heart or lungs?

We need to know that God made us and has a unique place for each of us in His body.  And we need to be satisfied where God has placed us, knowing that He put us here for His purposes.  Though we may not draw a lot of attention, our contributions are vitally important to the whole functioning of the body.

It reminds me of a tract that I got in when I first became a Christian.  It says “Bloom Where You Are Planted.”  And when I think about it today I learn that we need to be content where the Lord has placed us and not live in the past or the future. It is easy to live in the land of wishful thinking.  A life of “If only” or “what ifs.”  However, when we are living IN Christ Jesus for today, that is when we will find the true joy of the Lord.

When we can bloom where ever He places us that is when the whole body will grow and be fruitful!!!  So bloom where the Lord has placed you today and find His joy in every part of your walk.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!!


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