• Gathered Under Grace

Excellent and Marvelous

Each of us is excellently and marvelously formed, not average or less than, or better than someone else, but exceptional and for a purpose. Our purpose isn’t mediocre or minimal, but unique and for a reason. Each of us is excellently and marvelously formed, with a purpose and for a purpose. Romans 12: 4-6 MSG "In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t." Each one of us has a reason and purpose, gifted with everything we need in order to do our part, which means that we each get our meaning from Christ. Whatever our purpose, whatever gifting we have, is given to us by Jesus, in order to provide for all of us. We are all part of the whole. Whether we teach at home, in public school, college, or at church, we are each gifted by Jesus to so well and with authority. Whether we are nurses, doctors or compassionate friends, we are part of the body that is restoring hope and healing. Whether we talk about our relationship with Jesus from the pulpit or in a coffee shop we are called to share Jesus boldly and with enthusiasm. Whether we serve at church, at home, on the battlefield or in our community, we serve to spread the love of Jesus. Whether we are blazing trails in the workforce, providing support at home, or setting out on a new adventure in ministry, we are doing the thing we are called to do and be because of Jesus. Our lives and our purposes are excellently and marvelously formed to provide something special and dynamic. Each of us is made for a purpose, and with a purpose, and we should be doing everything we do with enthusiasm and ingenuity. As we walk out our path, whatever and wherever it may take us, may our actions and attitudes proclaim the truth, love and joy that is found in Jesus.



Deltona, FL, USA


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