"I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.” -John 17:20-21
When you get a chance read all of John chapter 17. Jesus prayed first for Himself because He was about to take the cup. Then He prayed for His disciples as they would continue spreading the gospel to a world that would continue to persecute them. And finally in His prayer He prayed for us; you and I. "...all who will ever believe in Me through their message."
Jesus prayed for our strength and endurance in our task in His name. You see God is in control. And part of that control is our purpose; what God created us to do. We all have our part in God's control in this world no matter what you think you see.
We want to remind you to be careful with your eye gates and ear gates. The devil is so busy trying to throw you off focus. Off the task God embedded in your spirit to carry out in this world. If you fail you are 'that' part of the body that fails to produce.
“The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.” 13 "...we have all been baptized into one body by one spirit, and we all share the same spirit."1 Corinthians 12:12 NLT
We all cannot do everything; but there is one thing, one mission, God gave you that you will and can do, under His power! In other words you may be the 'hand' of the body and may not be able to perform the task of the 'foot'; but your task is just as important to the body of Christ.
You are VALUABLE!!
So don't ever think your journey or task is in vain. Don't grow weary and lose focus because that is what can make you quit. And if you quit the devil's influence would be successful. Let's not give him that victory.
Instead stay in the Word of God. Pray for God's guidance in your role in the body of Christ.
Until next time, live in peace!
-Billy & Yolanda
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Authors Billy & Yolanda
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