What Member are You in the Body of Christ?
It is so Important to Find out!
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8.
This has come to my remembrance several times. So I feel it is noteworthy, if it will help just one person.
In the 80’s, I was in a Church Service and the Pastor asked us all a question. First, he asked, “What member of the Body of Christ are you?”
My thought was immediately, I don’t know.
Right away the Pastor spoke again, “But if you ask The LORD He will tell you.”
So, with childlike faith, I then silently prayed and asked The LORD what member was I in the Body of Christ?
Clearly the Spirit of The LORD spoke to me, in that still small voice, “You are a shoulder.”
Oh boy, I thought. I am a ‘shoulder’!! In my excitement, I then got a gentle rebuke from The LORD.
He spoke, “Yes, you are a shoulder, but sometimes ‘shoulders’ carry burdens they are not meant to carry!”
The LORD’s words have had such a wealth of meaning for me. Many things I have had to learn over years, of trying to help people.
Jesus is always our Main Burden Bearer, most of all. As an Intercessor, I understand being a shoulder. We carry people to The LORD, and help them bear their burdens.
Still we need to ultimately put them in the Father’s hands! Also, everyone is not an assignment . Don’t waste valuable time, unless you are called to really work closely with them as an intercessor.
We need much discernment in this day and age, how to operate effectively in the Body of Christ and flow in the Spirit, together!
None of us are, or should be, a One Man Show!
Every member is so very important and vital in the body of Christ. Closing with these scriptures.
Which one are you?
“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.
If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body?
But now are they many members, yet but one body.
And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: and those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.
That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.” 1 Corinthians 12:12-27.
First published on June 2, 2022
God bless you.
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called to work in and for the Kingdom of God! To lead we must try to follow Jesus Christ closely. That is my heart. I am a Chaplain to the prisons; prophetic intercessor by His grace; author; and a Mother in the Kingdom of God. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses of mine are Matthew 11:28-30.