The theme for today’s Joyce Meyer daily devotional October 16 2023 is ”We All Work Together”
SCRIPTURE: For as in one physical body we have many parts…and all of these parts do not have the same function or use, so we, numerous as we are, are one body in Christ (the Messiah) and individually, we are parts one of another [mutually dependent on one another]. — Romans 12:4-5 (AMPC).
Today’s verses teach us about the diversity of gifts given to individuals. We are all parts of one body in Christ, and He is the Head. In the physical realm, all body parts must relate to the head if everything is to be in good working order. The various parts of the physical body work together; they are not jealous or competitive. The hands help the feet put their shoes on. The feet take the body wherever it needs to go. The mouth does the talking for the rest of the body. There are many parts to the body; they don’t all have the same function, but they all work together for one combined purpose. The spiritual body of Christ should work the same way. That is why the Holy Spirit used the example of the physical body when He inspired Paul to write the book of Romans.
When we attempt to function in any way other than the way God has created and assigned us to function, we end up with pressure in our lives. But when we do what God has designed us to do, we experience joy, satisfaction, and great reward. We need to work with the Holy Spirit to discover what our unique, customized destiny is, and then do everything we can do to fulfill it. When God has gifted or enabled you to do something, you will be good at it, so find something you are good at and start doing it.
Prayer of the Day: Father, I know we are all different, but help me always to realize that we are one body in Christ, Your Son. Guide me to embrace and make the most of Your gifts, so that I can help facilitate peace, harmony, purpose, and joy—not only in my own life, but in the lives of others, amen.