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Where Do You Believe God Can Use You by Rick Warren

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Where Do You Believe God Can Use You
By Rick Warren — Sep 16, 2015

“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:27 NLT, second edition)
You need to be connected to a church family so you can fulfill your calling to serve other believers in practical ways. The Bible says, “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27 NLT, second edition).
Your service is desperately needed in the Body of Christ — just ask any local church! Each of us has a role to play, and every role is important. There is no small service to God; it all matters.
Likewise, there are no insignificant ministries in the church. Some are visible and some are behind the scenes, but all are valuable. Small or hidden ministries often make the biggest difference.
In my home, the most important light is not the large chandelier in our dining room but the little night-light that keeps me from stubbing my toe when I get up at night. In the same way, there is no correlation between size and significance when it comes to service in the Body of Christ. Every ministry matters because we are all dependent on each other to function.
What happens when one part of your body fails to function? You get sick. The rest of your body suffers. Imagine if your liver decided to start living for itself: “I’m tired! I don’t want to serve the body anymore! I want a year off just to be fed. I’ve got to do what’s best for me! Let some other part take over.”
What would happen? Your body would die. Today thousands of local churches are dying because of Christians who are unwilling to serve. They sit on the sidelines as spectators, and the body suffers.
God calls you to a service far beyond anything you could ever imagine. He created you for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for you to do (Ephesians 2:10). Whenever you serve others in any way, you are actually serving God.
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    Jeannette, that is emoticon . I'm so glad you listened to the LORD. He has all of the answers if we just listen and obey.
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    God put it in my head that we needed to expand the church's food cupboard. I talked to the pastors and church council and the answer was wonderful, but we don't have the money to finance it!
    I talked to God and He said write a grant request. After doing a little research, I wrote my first grant request for and ELCA World Hunger Grant. We were awarded a grant and expanded our cupboard.
    Since that first grant, God has shown me many ways the church can serve the community. I have done a lot of grant writing since then for a diverse list of services. And eventually the small food cupboard became a non- profit organization providing a full range of services. The organization is called Feast of Justice and is still housed on the church property.
    God is Good!
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    I want to be used by God wherever He wants me. I am opened to Him.
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