Your Blessed Place (2 of 2) by Mark Baker
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Genesis 12:1-5; 13:1-12; 14:8-16; 19:1-26
In the first part of this study we were discussing how we are called for a purpose and how our gifts will be used to edify one another. We all have gifts and they should be used in conjunction with other gifts within the body to fulfill the plan and purpose of God within that local body. In fulfilling our purpose we not only fulfill the plan for ourselves, but also contribute to the greater plan God has called us to complete within the body of Christ as a whole. This takes the obedience of a body with a shared vision, but it starts with the individual being obedient to his or her calling to make this happen on a corporate level.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Before the world was created, God had a plan and purpose outlined for each one of us. The significance of this is hard for many to comprehend. Why would Christians walk away from their God ordained destiny, if they truly understood the significance of what they were doing?
Many times Christians walk away from the place God has called them to be a part of because of disagreements, or in many cases a lack of commitment to the plan God has called them to fulfill. The vision must be clear if you are going to fulfill it. We are not stumbling through this life on our own without help. There is a plan for each of us, and God expects us to find it and take the necessary step to fulfill it.
The Living Bible says it like this --
1 Corinthians 6:20 For God has bought you with a great price. So use every part of your body to give glory back to God, because he owns it.
There is an attitude that has come out of the world, of I'm just doing my own thing. This is a form of against God and will greatly hinder His plan for our life. This same attitude has permeated the church and has become a major problem. Many ...
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