Romans 12:5 (MSG)
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.
What a great work the Lord has done in our lives. We are fashioned by Him for His glory and some of that glory comes through our service. Each with a unique set of gifts, talents, temperament and personality so that we can bring Christ’s light to those in our communities. To be honest there are times I feel I need to have a few rough edges rubbed off, and He is at work. I find it a little hard to think of myself as “excellently formed and marvellously functioning” but then again that thinking relies more on my view of myself than God’s and His creation of me and His empowerment. For when I am reliant on Him, empowered by Him, then I am an able minister of His Spirit! And so I can walk in victory and “go ahead and be what I was made to be”. God is not holding me back, if I am held back it is myself doing that deed or the enemy of my soul the devil.
Do you use such superlatives and adjectives as you describe yourself as you find here in God’s Word describing you? In your attempt at humility have you only reduced yourself to less than God’s creation in you? May you meditate on this verse today to bring new light and love from God to you!
Father, work Your Word deeply into our lives that we would live, “Fashioned”; “Excellently Formed”; “Marvellously Functioning” and “be what we are made to be”.
Written by Ps. Richard Botta