No Insignificant Parts in the Body of Christ

Part three in the three-part series: We Must Make a Kingdom Impact Now

By James Robison Published on October 5, 2018

Part One : “We Must Make a Kingdom Impact Now”
Part Two: “Family, Let’s Cultivate the Garden in Unity”

We must understand that we are one body.

Paul said in the book of Romans that God reveals himself through creation, so we are without excuse. Think about this: He says we are the body of Christ and he describes believers like the body with various members, each uniquely designed and diverse. (See 1 Cor. 12:12)

One of the biggest mistakes of the church is creating sameness rather than recognizing and appreciating diversity. We have great diversity, great distinctives and great differences. No two members are the same, just as no two fingerprints are the same. Any attempt to make everyone the same is anti-creator — it’s anti-God. When people dress alike, comb their hair alike, look alike, talk alike, and act alike, they get farther and farther away from the creator. He loves differences and distinctives.

Keep the Other Parts of the Body Strong

Look at your arm. The lower part connects to the upper part and there’s a hinge there in the joint of the elbow. In order for those body parts to work effectively, they have to be in the right place. They have to be connected to the right body part, with recognition and appreciation for that other body part. Without other body parts, we are limited. Therefore, we should want to keep the other parts of the body strong.

According to Ephesians 4:12, we should supply the other parts of the body with what they need. And then those parts will supply what I need. Then that hand and those five fingers can take hold of just about anything and do just about anything. There is nothing man, created in the image of God, can’t do. We don’t have to rely solely on supernatural healing because we have the supernatural, God-given ability to create remedies for virtually every ailment. The cure for everything we face is there, if we will connect and do what’s good.

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Hands and arms are connected to the body, but the most vital organs are those most difficult to see. In our church family, the most vital organs are the ones you may not notice. It may be that prayer warrior who never says much, but lifts you up to God every day. He or she may never tell you about it, but storms heaven on your behalf to move mountains.

You may have some seeds of wisdom sitting out there that are not trying to make a place for themselves, but if you notice them, they will download something on you that can impact you in a positive way in your family and in your church.

Important Even If Less Visible

I recently talked with someone who has valuable gifts, but they had not been effectively used for most of their life. I recognized some weaknesses and tried to helpfully point them out. But I also clearly pointed out his God-given strengths and now he is making a powerful spiritual impact in the lives of many who greatly appreciate it. He’s moving mountains. There is something vitally important in the life of every believer. That’s how God sees us.

The heart in my chest has been pounding hundreds of times a day for nearly 75 years. Hidden, but faithful and loyal, doing what it was designed to do. So as believers, we need to encourage others to do what they were designed by God to do. Part of that is teaching each one to recognize that the other members are just as important even if they are less visible. There are no insignificant parts in the body of Christ.

There is something vitally important in the life of every believer. That’s how God sees us.

I pray you will recognize that you have been left here for His Kingdom purpose.

Father, I pray you will take the words I’ve shared and every seed that came from you and I ask you to make it take deep root and bear much fruit, in Jesus’ name.

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