Friday, 9 March 2012

Today Reminder - 09 March 2012 (You)

My prayer for you for today is that you will grow in your awareness of the importance of your role in the body of Christ and that you will slowly transform into the person God wants you to be, in Jesus Name.

Ephesians 4:16
He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

You. Paul writes about the church compared to the body a few times and he makes it clear how the eyes need the ears and that each part cannot function on its own. This might be something that you know well and we have shared the importance of each part in previous messages, but what I want to remind you of today is the role that you play. How important you are in the whole process. 

When you build something out of wood, you design and plan each part beforehand. You then slowly cut out each section as per your plan and then follows the process of putting it all together. You slowly take each part and place it in its special place connecting the pieces together to form your design. It sometimes happens that not all the pieces fit together perfectly and that one piece needs a little more work. So you take it back to the table and you either cut away the excess or you sand away the rough edges and each time taking the piece back to the design and fitting it to see if it fits. This can take a while, because you don’t want to cut it smaller than the area it must fit in, so you keep on taking away as little as possible until it finally fits and your plan becomes a reality, a masterpiece made out of many small pieces. Carpentry can be so relaxing, building something out of nothing can be quite rewarding. 

This is what you must remember, you might fit in perfectly or you might still have a few rough edges that needs to be cleared or you are slowly being prepared for the place or role that you must fulfil. Whatever it is or wherever you find yourself, you are there for a reason. You are in God’s ultimate design and when the time comes you will see how you fitted perfectly in God’s plan. 

My dear friend, my prayers are with you so that you will have courage to face each new day and that you will remain focussed and not lose heart and that you will be filled with strength as your roots grow stronger safely grounded in God. 

Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.