This past weekend my younger sister was in the musical “Hairspray” for her high school.
The performance was absolutely amazing! I was so proud of her and the entire cast of the show. The entire performance lasted a little more than two hours. As I began to reflect back on the show I thought about all of the long nights of rehearsals that she attended, all the sacrifices she made to play a part of the show, and her lack of sleep. Then I began to think about all it took to put together such an awesome show. I thought about the behind the scene roles such as: the band, the stage manager, the writer, the director, the stage crew, and many more. Each of the roles played a critical part to the entire production, no matter how big or how small. Everyone had to work together to be on one accord, with one vision to receive the benefits individually as well as corporately.
I want you to know that whatever your individual position is in the body of Christ, it is vital, and you matter to God. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 12:20, “Now there are many parts, yet one body.” One of the great deceptions of the enemy is to get you to believe that you don’t matter. His desire is to convince you of the lie that your position is of very little or of no importance. That is a lie! It is your responsibility as a believer to be equipped with the Word of God, which is God’s Truth. The Word of God is your weapon against the schemes and tactics of the enemy. Jesus is our best example of this truth as he defeated Satan after being tempted in the wilderness.
My friend, you belong to God. He knows you by name and he loves you and you matter greatly to Him. The bible says that the very hairs on your head are numbered. God loves you so much that he gave His one and only Son to die for you. There is no greater love. Meditate on the Word of God daily as it consumes your whole being so you will be built and rooted up in Christ Jesus.
I pray that you would understand just how much God loves you and cares for you. I pray that God’s love would consume and transform you from the inside out. I pray that you would grow in the knowledge and wisdom of Jesus Christ. I pray that you experience God in a whole new way to where your life will never be the same.
In Jesus name, Amen.