Serving Jesus Christ with joy and love – Prayer for November 2. Praise the Lord everybody! Jesus tells us in His word that there is one sure way to would recognize His disciples, and that is by the love they have one for another.
Bible Verse for Today
“A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” (John 13:34-35)
It’s a wonderful feeling on a Sunday morning, or whatever morning you go to church, you enter in expecting to experience the love and comfort of Christ from your fellow believer, you are a member of the body of Christ, praise the Lord! A disturbing pattern has become evident over the past 10 – 20 years in the body of Christ, a cancer has crept in. Some of us have forgotten what the word “member” means pertaining to the body. Especially the Body of Christ.
You see it in so many churches these days, and you hear so many sad stories. “I don’t go to church anymore because I didn’t feel welcome or needed.” They claimed that instead of the “right hand of fellowship” they got background checks and the third degree. And if you were not accepted by the “Cliques” then you were made to feel very uncomfortable. You see most churches today are looking for club members and not body members.
We need to remember that it is not us but God who adds to the Church as He sees fit, and EVERY person He sends has a role to play in the body. How can we function efficiently if we cut off our arms and legs because we don’t like them, or they don’t “fit in.”?
So, let us welcome in all our body “members” with love and thankfulness to God so that the joy of being in Christ can be enjoyed every time we come together by everybody. God bless you all.
Serving Jesus Christ with Joy and Love Prayer for Today
Father God, we thank you Lord for our role in the Body of Christ. Lord, help us to be more welcoming to the new comers and the other parts of the body. Let’s all serving Jesus Christ with joy and love! Lord, let the love we have for each other be made obvious to all take notice. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.