Daily Devotional – 3/31/14 “Get in YOUR place!”

On last Sunday, the Evangelist at our church gave me this inspirational book that she had bought from the dollar store and she told me she wanted me to read it. Now, I’m thinking, why does she want me to read this book but I did. Now, I have to be honest, I didn’t read it until yesterday morning (it was a small book with a moment for each day for 30 days) but something stuck with me. On Day 27, it talked about geese. Yes, geese but go with me. When geese prepare to fly south for the winter, they do so in a V formation. In this formation, there is the lead goose that flies in the front and then all of the other geese fall in line thus forming a V. Now, the significance of the V is because if all of the other geese play their part, their range of flying and efficiency is boosted by the help of each other’s wings which means they fly faster and higher and when the goose who is leading gets tired, the next in line takes their place and they go to the back therefore minimizing them getting tired. I know you’re asking how this ties in to church but let me bring it home to you. As Christians, we need to get in our place. See, if we all supported one another by allowing the head to be the head as we fall into our V like formation, just imagine how efficiently our flying would be. Yea, then we’d be able to fly above the haters and those who want to tear us down. If we could all support one another like geese do, just imagine how far we could go because we wouldn’t be overworked and burnt out. And if we waited on our turn to be the head, just imagine how much better things would be because you do know that you have an appointed time, right? Yea, there will be times when someone will fall but get this, when a goose is injured or becomes sick and has to fall out of line, 2 more geese goes to and they stay with the injured/sick goose until they are well enough to fly or they pass away. In other words, they look out for one another. Isn’t that amazing? When will we as Christians, get in our place? When will we support one another instead of tearing down? Don’t you know that 1 Corinthians 12:26-27 says, “If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” It doesn’t matter about the amount of tithes you pay, the amount of time you’ve been a member of the church or the amount of work you do because we all make up one body of Christ. Do you part as a Christian and get in your place and see how much better things become! Get in YOUR place!

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