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What Print Are You Leaving

For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ…But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. 1 Corinthians 12:12, 20-22 (NKJV)

In the Book of Acts we can see the perfect picture of a healthy body of believers (The Church) — working together in unity as they had all things in common. They were steadfast in the Apostle’s doctrine (the teachings of Jesus), and they met with each other continuously to eat their meals with simplicity of heart and to pray together.  We are told they praised God and had favor with “all” people (Acts 2:42-47). 

As I read these scriptures I cannot help but think about how all the people surrounding these early followers of Christ were impacted.  We are actually told, “The Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47).  The reason is simple — It was because everyone could see God’s presence through the lives of these Christians.  

Think about how an investigator looks for a decent fingerprint.  If a full print can be obtained, then he will have a good indication of who may be responsible for what has taken place, but if he only gets a partial, then identification is much harder and sometimes impossible.  

Now, think of this analogy.  Each of us — as Christian men and women — make up one little “Pixel dot” in the fingerprint of God.  It may not seem like much, but it is vital if the fingerprint is going to be seen. If we are all doing our part — just as the early church believers did — then our individual “Pixel dots” will be visible both individually as well as collectively.  But, if on the other hand, we choose to sit on the sidelines and not be an active part of the body of believers, nor allow God to use us then our “Pixel dot” is no longer visible.  

If each of us will simply be faithful with the small gifts and responsibilities we have been entrusted with by our Lord Jesus then it will have a major impact on our families, neighborhoods, workplaces, and cities.  Others will see the fingerprint of God upon our lives and He will be identified as the “One” who was responsible for what has happened.   

I want to encourage you to think and pray upon these things today. Choose to be used by God and to be an active part of the Body of Christ. 

STUDY QUESTION: According to 1 Corinthians 12:12, 20-22 what can we learn about the importance of our part within the body of believers?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you willing to be an active part of the body of believers by allowing God to use you for kingdom purposes?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Choose to seek the Lord daily in prayer and tell Him you want to be used in whatever way He chooses.  Make sure all those in your communities can see the fingerprint of God by your actions of love and selflessness.  

PRAYER: Father, thank You for Your teaching today.  Lord it is my heart's desire to have others see You through my selfless actions.  Help me to be more active in living for You, and show me how I can be better used in practical ways.  In Jesus’ precious name, amen…


Blessings Upon Your Day, Scott



Copyright ©2017 by Pastor Scott Wright.
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