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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lord of All Creation

Lord of all creation. I love that title. Our God is the Lord of all creation! Not just the earth, moon and stars, but of the insects, amebas and dirt. He is also the Creator of what we call human beings. That's us!
So if He is our creator, and He is infallible, why are we so flawed? Honestly, I don't think I am learn-ed enough to expound on that topic with great accuracy, but I hope to speak to how He uses these flaws to His Glory!
In Ephesians 4:12-14, Paul tells us He gave each of us specific tasks to prepare us for works of service so the body of Christ may be built up. We are to use these gifts to reach unity in faith and knowledge of the Son of God and become mature. In other words our maturity, as a "body", comes from each of us accomplishing our different tasks in a unified mechanism to accomplish His goals. Every cog in that mechanism is vital. You are vital!
God doesn't make mistakes. He made you. He has a plan and a purpose for you in the Body of Christ, but the only way to find out what that is is to ask Him. And only when you do, will you know the fulfillment of seeing your gifts really shine!
So why are we flawed? Think of those flaws like holes in a puzzle piece where the peg of another piece fits. We are meant to live in communion with the rest of the Body. If we were self-sufficient we wouldn't do that . I need you and you need me, so we join to form a Body. One member's strength may be to help the other build from a weakness. Or it could be to fill the gap of that weakness all together.
So what does that mean to a Body of believers? It means we need to appreciate and understand both our gifts and weaknesses as well as those of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Appreciate who you are in Him, but also appreciate who others are as well. They were created in His image and fashioned for His work. See them how God sees them and you will no longer linger on their flaws.
Read 1Corinthians 12:21-27. More on this in my next blog.

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