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God's Special Gift

Ephesians 4:5-7 (NLT)

"5 There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all, in all, and living through all. 7 However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ."

Good morning Ekklesia

In these verses, Paul emphasizes the unity of the body of Christ. He reminds us that we serve one Lord, hold one faith, and share one baptism. This unity is rooted in the fact that there is one God and Father who is supreme over all, present in all, and works through all.

Despite this profound unity, Paul acknowledges the diversity within the body of Christ in verse 7. Each believer is uniquely endowed with special gifts, granted by the generosity of Christ. These gifts are not random; they are purposefully given to serve the greater good of the church and to fulfill God's divine plan.

Imagine the church as a beautifully woven tapestry. Each thread, representing every believer, is unique in color and texture. Alone, a thread may seem insignificant, but when woven together under the masterful hand of God, it creates a masterpiece. This is the essence of the unity and diversity Paul speaks about.

God has given you a special gift. YES, YOU ARE GIFTED! It might be teaching, serving, encouraging, giving, leadership, or showing mercy. Whatever it is, it has been uniquely designed for you. Your gift is a vital thread in the tapestry of the church. Embrace it with humility and joy, knowing that it was given through Christ's generous love.

Consider how you can use your gift today. Perhaps it's offering a word of encouragement to a colleague, using your skills to assist a ministry, or praying for someone in need. When we exercise our gifts, we glorify God, edify the church, and advance His kingdom.

Ekklesia, as you go forward today, remember that the gift within you is not just for your benefit but for the blessing of others. Seek opportunities to serve, recognizing that in doing so, you are part of something far greater than yourself. Let the unity of our faith and the diversity of our gifts be a testimony to the world of the power and love of our one Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

LoveUmorethanUknow, Pastor Stephän Kirby

Everyday... Ekklesia


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