The Body of Christ
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
Lord, You have chosen us to be Your sons and daughters, to take our place in Your Church.
You know everything about us, more than we know ourselves.
As the Psalmist states :
You know when we sit down and when we stand up.
You know our thoughts even when we are far away.
You know, our strengths and weaknesses, the good about us and the bad,
Yet You chose us, despite our faults, to be part of the body of Christ.
Some of us will have pleased You with our efforts, our determination to serve.
For others of us our record reads like the school report ‘Could do better.’
Lord so often we try to achieve, to please you, by our own feeble efforts,
Then wonder why we fail…..
But Jesus you clearly said ‘For apart from me you can do nothing.’
Thankfully, You also said ‘Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit.’
Lord teach us to draw heavily on the enabling power of the Holy Spirit as we fulfil our calling within Your Church.
Only with Your power Lord, can we ever reap a plentiful harvest for You.