The apostle Paul in talking to the Corinthians refers to the believers and baptized members of Christ as various parts of the body of Christ. He also references the gifts of the Spirit and says this: “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.” 1 Corinthians 12:4. God has enabled each and every one of us with different spiritual gifts. To some of us He has given the gift of being able to manage money. To others He has given the gift of working with their hands. Still, to others He gives the gift of organization or management. We have been given these gifts so that we can use them to serve Him, both in our church and in our community. It is our responsibility and duty to make sure that we are not wasting this gift or using it in ways that are not pleasing to Him. Our church is the Body of Christ with God as our head. Each member plays a role. Typically that role will have something to do with the gift they have been given through God. When one role is not being filled, the body or church has to rely on others to fulfill it. This changes the way the body works and therefore decreases its strength and function. I am asking that each one of you evaluate your well-being and figure out what gift it is that the Lord has blessed you with. Are you using your God-given talent to help further his church? We are only as strong as each part/member. If you are not assisting in some way, please prayerfully consider how you can help. When one part is overworked the body is not as effective.
-Becky Aragon, GSLC President