Monday, March 22, 2010

lenten 40: day 29 - living your gifts

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5so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;
~Romans 12:5-7

we all are good at things. we all have gifts. some serve a specific purpose where as some may seem random. do we give credit to God for the gifts he has given us? do we recognize how some of our gifts and talents may be useful beyond where we could imagine?

as the body of Christ, each member has specific gifts to offer to the community. these gifts - when intertwined and interconnected with other members gifts - bring us closer to unification. it might be safe to say that true community can't take place unless there is unity. look at the word community... you find the word unity within it.

we all need each other. and in Christ we find what we need.

do we recognize our gifts? do we bring out the best in others? can we see how God has given those connected with us gifts that, when meshed with ours, work to make beautiful melodies? God-sized songs of grace and love!

just like the human body - each part of the body makes up the whole. each part is useful for something specific. together, the body can do mighty things.

this is how the body of Christ should live. productive, unified lives living out grace and exemplifying all that Jesus is to the world.

how are you living your gifts today?

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