There are various meanings for the word “Join,” but today I am thinking of the meanings that clearly speak to me of relationships. As in, “to come together so as to be connected;” “to come into close association or relationship as to form an alliance, to become a member of a group.”
I think of how relationships usually begin with an invitation of some kind, verbal or non-verbal and require an acceptance of the invitation offered.
I am thinking too of the most important invitation any human begin can receive and that is, the invitation to become part of the Body. He issues the invitation through human lips and through His Written Word, as well the work of His Holy Spirit.
I am thinking also of Ephesians 4:16 and how He speaks to us through Paul of “the whole body, the Church, in all its various parts, closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love.”
You are wanted, needed, and important to the Body. Will you join us, becoming part of what He is doing in the earth through us frail beings?
This post is number 9 in the series, “Reasons to Praise.” Joining Kate Motaung for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes.
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your invitation to be part of the Body. Thank You that no “pre-qualifiers” exist, only acceptance of Your invitation.
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