“And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.” Ephesians [1:22]-23
Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in? Or have you ever struggled to find your place? It doesn’t feel good to not know your place. As a follower of Christ, we have the promise that we do have a place and we do have a purpose in God’s Church.
Not only does Jesus have the power over sin and death, He has the authority to choose how He will display His power. Jesus chose to display His resurrection power to the world through the Church. Jesus stands as the head, while you and I are a part of His body. We live out our Christian life in the context of community, where together we carry out the mission of God.
Your life matters in the Kingdom of God. You have been redeemed by the powerful love of Jesus so that others will see Him working in you and they will desire to experience the same transforming power.
Individually and together we must pray for the church! Pray that the church would stand together under the leadership of Jesus, so that the world will come to know His love and power. Pray that Jesus’ power would be displayed through you and through the church. Pray big because the world needs to know Jesus.
Jesus, thank You for giving us the church and for welcoming us to take part in Your mission. Today, I pray that You will help Woodside represent Your body well in the communities that we serve. May we see Your power move mightily through us as we serve. Amen.
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