It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have. The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.
This past 7 days has been a whirlwind in so many ways. Our family had a great time on vacation and returned home last Friday after much needed rest and fun time together. But it didn’t stop there.
Saturday was the kickoff of our back2school outreach where students began to register to be part of the event (there is another registration next Tuesday, July 21, and pack the bus begins today). It is always an awesome thing to watch several churches come together to make this, our largest outreach, of the year a great success. I cannot wait to see the fruit and enjoy the overflow God gives. So much more happens and many more people are served as we all work together.
The next day a group of almost 50 people arrived from Mississippi to work at our new campus. They are from 4 different churches, and in 4 days they did a lot of work. The building has taken another turn toward being even closer to being done. Some were skilled laborers. Some had little skill, yet as they worked together great things were accomplished.
That is what the church is all about. I am not talking about your church and our church and all the other churches doing what we do. I am talking about our churches working together to accomplish great things. When we take on what God called us to do and join hands and hearts, so much more can happen.
We have been given gifts, as the verses above say. Each one of us needs each other. Each of us are stronger as each one does what they were made to do. We all suffer is one or more people don’t do what they are supposed to do.
Learn what God has gifted you with and use those gifts. Work with others, and you will and we will be amazed at what God does through us. We are stronger as the church, all of us together, serve and make an even bigger difference.