Day 8

August 14

Pat Odom

I Corinthians 12:18-20 NIV

But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

Chapter12 of I Corinthians talks about how the body of Christ is one body. As members of this body, we have all been given different gifts to use within the body. But it takes all of us to come together with one mind, one body, and with one soul, with likeminded minds of Christ to build the kingdom. With this being said, I have the gift of interceding for the church, of serving, greeting and praying for the church. Others will have different gifts, but we are all important to the body. God wants his people to understand the importance of becoming one body with different members and giftedness in this body. We are not to think of ourselves more highly than others. It’s his grace given to each one of us.

However, I am reminded by God that he gave us these different gifts so that He would be glorified by using these gifts within the body. I am grateful that he chose me to be a part of his body. I want to be pleasing to my father.

He created each one of us with a plan and only God knows the plan he has for us! Obey the word of God and know that we are all needed in the body of Christ. It’s for his glory. Amen 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I am asking you to help us see that you love us, and we are all one in your eyes. You have given all of us different gifts and these gifts belong to you. Forgive us if we thought it was about us only. Help us to unite with one another and to have a mind of Christ so that we can build this kingdom together. May we decrease so that you can increase in us.

In Jesus name, Amen.  

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