This is day 11 of our 21 Days of Prayer, Fasting, and Personal Devotion. The first day was on Sunday, March 26th and we will celebrate on the last day, Easter Sunday, April 16th.
1 Peter 2:5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Many of us have areas of our houses that are hardly used. Whether it is a closet that is rarely accessed or the bedroom of a child that has since moved out, there are wasted spaces in many of our homes. If those areas were deemed unusable it would hardly affect our lives.
Still, we would protect those areas of our homes from destruction like we would any other areas because we understand the interconnectedness of a house. You can’t have a blazing fire or roof failure in one area of a house and not have it affect the remainder.
So too with the body of Christ.
You are an integral part of what God is doing on the earth. Your call and purpose are every bit as important as the call on your favorite apostle or prophet.
While God is building his church he is also building his individual members as well. We are all temples being built up so we may function in our God jobs doing our God work.
The struggles you are facing are part of that plan. Every area of conflict and confusion is an open door to invite Holy Spirit to build in us the ability to bring God’s love and power to this world.