Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – August 18, 2018
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:16 kjv
What does it mean to be fitly joined together? Like a hand in a well-fit glove, there is a comfort and ease of use. When people are in their proper positions and understand their roles, there is not a lot of inefficiency. A good fit means everyone on the team is excelling and no one is worried about the follow-through of a fellow worker.
There is an ease that comes in relationships and work when we are fitly joined together. There is a chemistry and connection that happens when we complement one another’s gifts. For instance, a visionary needs process thinkers and project managers around him or her. The chief executive is responsible for execution through complementary skilled team members. Alignment around implementation brings agreed-upon results.
When the body of Christ works together, there is mutual love and unity. This is why it is wise to engage partners and people in your business or ministry who have the same values and priorities in life. A very competent team member without depth of character can cannibalize your culture. Furthermore, a person of character without consistent competence can bruise your brand promise. Fitly joined together requires trustworthiness.
Ultimately, we are united around Christ who is the Head. Whether it is marriage, business, or ministry, focus on Jesus keeps our perspective bigger than ourselves. He is the One who empowers and equips His children with wisdom, strength, and skills. Be bold to move someone out of a role that is not a good fit so the whole team becomes healthy and fit.
Keep your company and home Christ centered. Receive God’s gifts and graces for the sake of the whole body of Christ, and you will experience the fruit of being fitly joined together. Love and respect among believers facilitates unity and spiritual growth. You know you fit together by faith when excellence is the outcome of each one’s work.
“And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit” (Ephesians 2:22).
Heavenly Father, unify my faith, family and friends in Christ and for Christ, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Is my marriage jointly fit together in Christ? Who at work is not the right fit?
Taken from Seeking Daily the Heart of God v.2
When the Body of Christ works together there is mutual love and unity in Christ. #WisdomHunters #howtoworktogether
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