How has God SHAPED You?
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. (Psalm 139:13)
You are not like me. I am not like you. You are different from your crazy uncle (thank the Lord). Your crazy uncle is not like you (again-thank the Lord). God seems to have a way of making people different. We are each shaped differently than one another and that is not a bad thing.
In fact, your unique shape is something needed in the Body of Christ. While we seek to be unified in our faith, hope, and love, we don’t try to be the same when it comes to what ministry we carry out. God has shaped you to do ministry in the Body of Christ unlike any other! This ministry of yours is a gracious gift of God sent to serve His Church.
Over the next several weeks, we will be opening God’s Word in our Sunday services to see how God has shaped you for ministry. The goal is that we would see God’s plan to build FBC Holden through Spirit-gifted people and not programs, gimmicks, or personalities and to discover how God has shaped each of us for building up the Body of Christ. As Ephesians 4:16 teaches, “From him (Jesus) the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Each part is different and needed for the health of the Body.
FBC Holden needs you. You are a gifted part of this Body. Gifted for a part no one else is meant to do. You are shaped for service that is significant in God’s eyes in building up His Church. Let’s look into God’s Word together to learn about His will for our ministry!
Glad to be a part of the Body with you,