I want you to know about the great and mighty power that God has for us followers. It is the same wonderful power he used when he raised Christ from death and let him sit at his right side in heaven. There Christ rules over all forces, authorities, powers, and rulers. He rules over all beings in this world and will rule in the future world as well. God has put all things under the power of Christ, and for the good of the church he has made him the head of everything. The church is the body of Christ and is filled with Christ who completely fills everything.
Being “saved” is certainly important, but being part of the Body of Christ is truly amazing! You are saved from the fires of Hell, but being part of Christ’s Body is why you are saved. And an even more astounding truth is that you don’t have to wait till you get to heaven to be part of Christ’s Body! That begins here on earth!
If you are part of a “big” family with father, mother and lots of kids it is very much the same. Your family should function like a body. Everyone contributes to the success and joy of the family! And when one member of the family is suffering they all hurt. Being cut off from the rest of the family, even for a short time is hard for everyone! Fathers sometimes admonish their children to “remember who you are.” What you do in this world either brings praise or shame to your family!
As a member of Christ’s Body, you are part of the family of God! As you walk through this day determine that everything you do will bring Glory to God and not shame! Simply, remember who you are in Christ!
“Lord Jesus, I want to live today so that others will honor You in their lives as well. And may You, Jesus be praised forever. Amen.”