Giving as a Christian-Mark 10:21

The more we give here on earth financially, for the Kingdom of God, the wealthier we will be in heaven.

Our good deeds on earth which are only temporary, build an abundant amount of wealth for us in heaven.

Whatever good deed we deposit here, will be stored in heaven for us for eternity.

Instead of rejoicing for his eternal wealth in heaven, the rich man in Mark 10:21, became sad of the idea of losing his earthy wealth. He just did not realise the value of the heavenly wealth, about which Jesus was talking about. He needed revelation from heaven in order to grasp that reality spiritually. He did not have that revelation about the value of the heavenly wealth, so he was left stuck, with his earthly wealth.

If he could have the revelation about the heavenly wealth, he would realise the real value of it, in comparison to his earthly wealth, and the fact, that the heavenly wealth will be for eternity his, while his earthly wealth, is only for limited time.

If he chose, he could be like the person who found a pearl buried in the field, went back, sold everything he had, and with that money he would go and buy that field, in order to get the pearl. The pearl is about the Kingdom of God.

Without any questions, the heavenly wealth is more precious and valuable according to God, than the earthly wealth, just because, it is directly about the Kingdom of God, first and for all, while the earthly wealth, could be related and used for the Kingdom of God, but it also can be used for other purposes instead.

Earthly wealth gives the sense of power and security to people, so the only way to overcome that power, is to really know, by revelation, what the heavenly wealth is all about.

If the rich man in Mark 10:21, could give his wealth for the poor, he would get much more wealth in heaven, which would make him happy for eternity.

Spiritual Jews-Romans 2:29

What God really cares about, is if we are born from above, born from him.

According to Jesus no one can see the Kingdom of God, unless they are born again.

We are spiritual Jews, because we are born again from the Holy Spirit. God looks at the heart.

Jesus condemned the Pharisees, because they nullified and ignored the Word of God, in order to keep their traditions. It is possible that they thought keeping a tradition made from men will save them.

Jesus did not like their ignorance of his words, which could make them to become a people, born again from above. They thought that by being naturally Jews, by birth, and keeping men made traditions is the key to go to heaven.

But God recognizes only one type of a heart, which is circumcised by the Spirit of Almighty God. The heart which has become a new creation in Christ Jesus. That heart is a heart of a spiritual Jew!

Our Own Limits-Ephesians 3:20

Limiting ourselves -Ephesians 3:20

How often we find that we are limiting ourselves, in many areas of our life.

Many times, the only limitation there is, is ourselves.

Those limitation do not apply only in one area or another, but in many areas of our life, spiritual or material.

In Ephesians 3:20, Paul says that God can give us more that we can think or imagine.

I believe the reason for that is because he knows that we put limits on ourselves, in many ways, including our Christian faith.

We have somehow, by one way or another, put a lot of ´fences´ in many areas of our life.

God wants to make us brake those fences of limitation, and to learn to brake the speed limit of our faith in him and his Word, because he thinks it is possible for us to do so.

Jesus said that anything or everything is possible, for the one who believes.

God has always more for us, than we think or can imagine, and he does not limit us, but we limit ourselves in our faith in him.

The more of the limits we brake, the more of his power and work in our life will be.

Holy Spirit, Prayer Coach — Feeding On Jesus

“Then He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, ‘Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour?’” (Mark 14:37, NKJV). When you read this question that Jesus asked Peter, what is your inner response? Can you identify with Peter? Sometimes, we as Christians carry around a vaguely guilty feeling about not […]

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Faith Journey Not For Cowards! — Pure Glory

by Hazel Straub The God’s faith journey is not for cowards. Fear, doubt and unbelief can cloud your vision and your hearing, diverting you from what God has for you. Place your attention, praise and worship, on God, not on distracting circumstances. Thank God for his goodness to you! The enemy wants you to quit […]

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Which door we choose to open?

In the letter to the Ephesians 4:26, 27 it says, that we should not give the enemy an opportunity. What that means, is that any time we let our anger take the best of us, we open the door to the enemy. That is because, the anger of man, does not do the righteousness which God requires from us, as it says in the letter of James.

In Revelation 3:20, Jesus said that he knocks on the door, and whoever opens, he will come and have dinner with that person.

We have the choice which door to open daily in our lives, the one where the enemy comes, or the one through which Jesus comes. It all boils down to our own choices every day.

Every time we do the will of God, by doing daily what God requires of us, we open more and more the door for him.

And every time we do the things which God does not want us to do, we could open the door for the enemy.

It is all our choice, and opening one of the doors will bring life, but opening the other door, will bring death. 

He who sows for the Spirit, will reap life and peace. He who sows for the flesh, will bring death.

It is our own responsibility to open the door for God in our life, and close the door for the enemy, on a daily basis, by carrying our cross daily, if we choose to do so.

It is all about what we want to choose to do.

God’s Empathy for Us-Hebrews 4

Hebrews 4:15, 16

Jesus empathises with us, when we fall into temptation. He knows that we have weaknesses, and most of all, he was tempted just like us, when he was on earth.

Therefore, because he knows from experience, what it is to be tempted, he empathises with us, and calls us to go to his throne of grace, to receive mercy, when we fall into sin.

Because he understands, how we feel, when we are tempted, and knows that we are weak sometimes in our struggle against sin, he calls us, to his grace.

Of course, his grace and empathy for our temptations, is not a permission for us to sin, but just to get right with him, when we sin. We can be confident that his grace is bigger than our sin.

Who is Your Help Continually-Psalm 71

In our lives, when a difficult situation faces us, where do we go for help continually?

Do we go to God, or we go to other people, who despite their good intention and advice, sometimes can not help us.

For the teachings of Jesus, to be for us, like a house build on a rock, we must choose to go into that house always, and not go somewhere else. Only then we can stand against the storm of life.

Psalm 71:3 tells us, that David always goes to God for refuge and help. He could go somewhere else sometimes, but he did not trust in flesh, but in God.

David did not go sometimes to God, and sometimes else, when in trouble, but was asking God for help, continually.

The woman with the issue of blood, went to many other places continually, for years, looking for healing and help. Those places for her, were like the house build on a sand. That is why, she spend a lot of money, and could not get rid from one of the storms of life, called sickness.

Then she decided to go to the house, build on a rock, which was the teaching of Jesus, and she found refuge and healing.

She finally found after her healing, that when she has trouble, she has to go to the house with the solid foundation continually, and not to a house, which could be gone any time, when the storm comes, because it is build on a sand.

When we face trial, where we choose to go continually, to God, or to something made of sand. David knew where to go each time.

The Pharisee and Tax Collector-Luke 18

Luke 18:10-14

The Pharisee thought that he is good enough, so that he deserves God to pay attention to him. The Tax Collector thought that he is not good enough, so he does not deserve God to pay attention to him.

The Pharisee thought that by good works, he can go to heaven. The Tax Collector thought that he is not good enough, to go to heaven.

The Pharisee thought that he does not need the grace of God. The Tax Collector thought asked God for his mercy.

The Pharisee was self-righteous, the Tax Collector was self-condemned. But even self-condemned is better than self-righteous, because it still makes you think that you need the grace of God.

The Pharisee thought that he is going to heaven. The Tax Collector thought, that he is going to hell. The Pharisee who thought that he is going to heaven, was heading in full speed to hell. The Tax Collector, who thought that he is bound to go hell, was in a full speed to heaven. 

The one was a self made saint, the other was a God made saint.

The Meaning of the Cross

The cross is all about who God is, and what we as a mankind are.

The cross shows us what we as a human race are capable of doing, and what God is able to do through the cross.

The cross shows us how wicked the human can be, and how loving and merciful God is.

The cross connects heaven to earth.

The cross is the only door to heaven, which is always open, only if you want to enter.

What the cross can do for us, no other human, religion or a thing can do.

The cross binds heaven to earth. The cross is where heaven and earth meet.

The cross is that narrow door, the narrow path, that leads up to heaven. An effort is required to walk on that narrow path, but it is worth it.

The cross shows us, what it means to carry our own cross, daily, so that we can live.

Victory for You-Psalm 23

Psalm 23:4, 5

The Bible says, that all things work for good, for those who love the Lord. 

Well, all things includes also any negative or bad things, happening in our life. 

God is able to take the ugly thing happening to us, and make out a beauty in our life, out of it, for his glory. God wants to make even the hardest moments of our life, into a victory and blessing, because we are more than conquerors through him who loves us.

In Psalm 23:5, we can see how God works all things for our good, by placing a table, in the presence of our enemies. What do our enemies want to do to us? Kill us. Yet, God prepares a table for us, to sit down, eat, enjoy ourselves, in front of death, and our enemies. 

God wants to show death and our enemies, that he has the final word, about our destiny, and what happens to us. We sit down and eat, have fun, while death and enemies are looking at us, in disbelief, of how can we sit down and have a lunch, while in their presence. Oh yes, that is possible when God is with us, because he wants to work everything for our good, even in the presence of death or enemies. To Jesus our Lord be the glory and thanks! 

If We Care for Others God Cares for Us-Psalm 41

Psalm 41:1

When we look at Psalm 41:1, 2, 3, we can see, that if we care for the people who are in trouble, who are suffering and need help, God will care for us, when we are in trouble.

Seek first his Kingdom, and everything else will be added to you.

It is about a deliberate consideration of the helpless and weak people, regardless if we like them or not. It has nothing to do who we like or not like. God even cares and is merciful to the wicked, and although he does not like their wickedness, he still has a common grace for them, and is kind to them and cares for them.

This is similar to what Jesus said in Matthew 25, that what we do to others, is like doing it to him. Many of the things we do to other people sometimes, we would not even dare thinking of doing them to Jesus, would we? Oh, Father God, have mercy on us!

In verse 1, we have the promise of being taken care by God for us, especially when we are in trouble.

Verse 2 is about we being protected from our enemies and being blessed on earth.

And verse 3 is about God healing us when we are sick.

And all that, just because we have considered the problems of other people, to help them, if we are willing to.

May God the Father help us to consider the helpless, more often, in the name of Jesus, because, possibly, we are not doing it enough, as he wants us to. Amen!

What-Who is Taking the First Place-Luke 14:26-33

What-Who is Taking the First Place-Luke 14:26-33

In Luke chapter 14, from verse 26 to verse 33, we can see that it is all about what or who is taking the first place in our lives.

Are we putting the things of God first? 

The only way for us, to do the first command of God, to love him with all our heart, mind and strength, is to be ready to put wife, children, money, houses, business or our own life on the second place of importance, after the things of God are taking the first place.

That is not easy and we often fall into the temptation to put our stuff fists in our life, and the things of God, second.

But God is either first in our life, or he is not in our life at all.

He will never be second, or on the second place in our life, because God, being the Creator and the source of everything, is the most important person in the Universe, and in eternity. He is the sole reason we exist, move and live on the earth.

He wants to be honoured by us giving him the first place in our life, before anybody or anything else, or he will not be willing to be in our lives at all.

To put anything else, or anybody else on the first place, means that we show God, that those people or things, are more important to us, and he will not have it.

Be Open to Receive-Hebrews 12:9-11

Be Open to Receive-Hebrews 12:9-11

A flower must open to receive the sunlight, if not, it will die.

We have to open our hearts to God, to receive everything he has for us. We must be opened to receive not only the blessings, but anything God wants to give us, including his discipline. The discipline from God is also a part of the light he has for us, because it produces a fruit of holiness in us. His light could feel sometimes, like burning for us, but that burning will burn all the things in us, which are not welcome in his presence. We can not and should not be open only when we want the good and positive things from God.

God’s discipline is like medicine for us. It could be bitter in our mouth, but it does something good for our bodies, and latter, makes us feel and be better. His discipline is a part of his light for us. His discipline will make us to be like a beautiful flower open up to him, to receive his glorious light.

Who is Our Source? Matthew 16:8-12

Who We Choose to Be Our Source?  Matthew 16:8-12

In Matthew 16:8-12 Jesus was trying to show them, who is the source of their provision, by mentioning to them the two occasions, when he provided food for thousands of people, by a miracle.

The reason Jesus mentioned those to occasions of feeding the thousands supernaturally, was to show them, that when they do not have bread or need something, the source is not themselves, or their circumstances, but him.

That is why Jesus also mentioned to them, and asked them, how many baskets with left overs they had, on the two occasions. He wanted to show them, that he is the God of overflow, the overflow of provision. 

Jesus did not only provide the thousands with food, but gave them more than they need, twice.

And that is the reason why he called them ¨You of little faith¨. The have seen twice the baskets with left over food, supplied by a miracle, and that should have been enough, to make their faith grow. But instead, they still discussed among themselves that they do not have bread.

Jesus was saying to them ¨I am the source of your provision, and not what you have or do not have.¨

Christian Bible Study-Revelation or Information-Matthew 11:25

Christian Bible Study-Revelation or Just Information-Matthew 11:25

God hides revelation from people, who are not born again from above, especially if they think they know better and rely on the wisdom of the world. 

For those type of people, the Bible is just an information, or a book full with stories. 

But to the children of God, who consider themselves to be poor in spirit, and seek God and his wisdom, God gives revelation, and to them, the Bible is not just an information, but a revelation.

We can read and understand the Word of God, only with our mind, to which it is only information, or  we can read and understand the Bible with our heart, that is our born again spirit, and it becomes to us a revelation.

Christian Topics and Bible Study-Who Walks in Our Shoes?

Christian Topics and Bible Study-Who Walks in Our Shoes?

There is only one who does not need to walk in our shoes, because he knows everything about us, and understands us completely, and that is God. Every other person in this world, needs to walk in our shoes, because they do not know us, and often, do not understands us.

Christian Bible Study-God Has Victory in Mind for Us-1 Corinthians 10:13

Christian Bible Study-God Has Victory in Mind for Us-1 Corinthians 10:13

God did not promise us that we will not have problems and difficulties in life, when we became Christians.

God cares for us, and knows all the difficulties and problems we face in life. Therefore, he always will help us endure and pass through any test or trial. He never let us face difficulty without a way out for us, and without a victory. Every time we face a test or trial in our life, he has a victory in mind for us, just as Romans 8:35-37 tells us.

Christian Bible Study-The Lord´s Supper-1 Corinthians 11

Christian Topics-The Lord´s Supper-1 Corinthians 11

It is all about the motive of why we eat the Lord´s supper. Is it to remember the death of the Lord Jesus on the cross for our sins, or is it just to fill our stomach and satisfy our hunger?

We get together to eat together as the body of Christ, to remember his death.

That is why the Bible says that we should examine ourselves. That is to examine our motive for eating the Lord´s supper.

Otherwise, we will be judged by the Lord, if we eat the Lord´s supper, just to satisfy our hunger. 

In 1 Corinthians 11 we can see that some of the believers, came to eat the Lord´s supper, just to fill their stomach and satisfy their need for food, but not to remember the death of Jesus on the cross. That is why some of them became sick, and some of them have died.

1 Corinthians 11:27, 28, 29

Signs and Wonders and the Power of God

The Miracles and the Power from God

In 1 Corinthians 2:4, 5, apostle Paul says that his preaching was not only with persuasive words and human wisdom, but with the demonstration of the power of God and miracles from God.

People need to see signs and wonders from God, in order to believe in God. Not all people who see miracles from God believe in him on the base on those miracles. For example, many people saw Lazarus raised from the death, but still did not believe in Jesus, but instead, went and told the pharisees, what has happened.

In the same way, many people saw Jesus raising the dead, healing people, and doing all sorts of miracles, but still did not believe in him.

But there are some people, who just need to see one miracle from God, and they will give their life to him.

Jesus also said in the Bible, in the story about the rich man who went to hell and that if people do not believe what Moses wrote in the Scriptures, even if somebody rose from the dead, they will not be convinced or believe.

Christian Bible Studies-Blessings and Curses

Bible Study-Blessings and Curses

God cursed the ground, because of Adam’s sin, so the financial curse came to man. But Jesus took the curse of the Law which is poverty for us, on the cross, and gave us his blessing. He took our curse, and gave us his blessing. Jesus came to preach the Gospel first to the poor!

Ephesians 1:3 is talking about spiritual blessings. That means, that all the material or spiritual blessings which we have from God, are divine in their origin, and come from the spiritual realm, before they manifest in the physical realm.

Genesis 1, 2, Revelation 21, 22, Psalm 112:1-5, Psalm 127, Psalm 128, Psalm 9:18, Psalm 17:14, Psalm 37:19, Psalm 118:25, Psalm 103:5, Matthew 6:3,4,11,25-34, 1 Timothy 6:8-10,17-19, Matthew 7:9,10,11, Hebrews 13:5

Christian Bible Study-Prayers of Kings and Priests

Christian Bible Study-Prayers of Kings and Priests

We are kings and priest of God. Kings do not beg. They receive by faith and thank God – Revelation 1:6

Ask God to do the impossible, you do the possible. Ask him to help you do the possible, instead of asking him to do it for you. 

Do not ask God to put the food you are eating, in your mouth. You do it yourself. 

When you ask God to give you food, do not just sit there, and wait. Go to the shop, and buy yourself some food. 



No Faith No Receiving

Without Faith No One Can Please God

God is gracious, cares for us and wants to save us, but despite that, he will not save us. We have also a part to play. We have to do something about it. We have to accept our salvation by faith. We have to make the first step of faith, then God saves us. So with everything else we receive from God. It is by faith.

If our hand remains closed, we will never receive a gift from God, even if he has given it to us.

Measure of Faith

When Jesus said; ‘if you have faith like a mustard seed’, it is before anyone was born again. But, after we are born again, the Holy Spirit gives to each one of us, a measure of faith – Romans 12:3

By the grace of God, each one of us, receives a different level of faith, the moment we are born again. 

I believe, that we do not all receive the same amount of faith from God, because, God has a different plan and purpose for each of us. Some of us are called by God, to do greater things for him, than others, and so, they need a greater measure of his gift of faith.

For example a Christian who is called by God, to be a healing Evangelist, will need the faith to pray and see people healed by the gift of healing, which God has given them. So they will need to have a greater measure of faith, then other Christians.

All Christians can pray for healing and can flow in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, but some are called by God for a specific ministry, and that is different.

When we become born again, the Holy Spirit dwells in us permanently, and he gives us faith. Even one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is faith. He gives faith to Christians.

According to your Faith

Jesus said “According to your faith ( the way you think ) be done to you”, not according to your disappointment, according to your depression, not according to what you see in circumstances, because God always uses our thinking and faith, to perform a miracle. Yes Jesus cares for us, and he did some miracles because of his compassion, but that was initiated by him, because of his compassion. When it is initiated by us, it is by our faith. What we put our faith into (think about), the Word of God, or the circumstances?

Isaiah 55:11, 2 Corinthians 1:20, Matthew 14:29,30,31, Luke 8:49,50, Romans 4:18,19,20

Yo Yo Christians

In James 3:9-12, it shows us, that we can not be a two sided Christians. Sometimes we say a blessing, and sometimes we say something bad to others. God does not like that.

That is called being a double minded Christian, and the Bible says that a double minded Christian will not receive anything from the Lord.

Jesus said in the book of Revelation, that he wants us to be either cold or hot, and that he does not like us to be in the middle, neither hot, nor cold, but somewhere in the middle. He said that he will spit us out of his mouth, if we are like that.

It does not mean that we will always say 100% what is perfect or good, but it does mean, that God wants us to aim to say the good and blessing things to others, as much as we can. And because we are not perfect, and can not be while here on earth, we can aim towards perfection, even if it is impossible for us to be, all the time.

We can not think that we are Christians, and that we please God, just because we go to church, read our Bible, and talk about spiritual things. That is not enough. What God wants us to do, is to stop talking bad things to others, by his grace and by his Holy Spirit in us, so that he can use us, for his purposes. We can not do it perfectly, but we can try, even if sometimes, we make mistakes.

Faith and Deeds

In James 2:14-25, we can see that faith is very practical. It is not enough to have faith, and it is not enough to go to church. Faith does things.
We are not saved by good works, but good works prove that we are saved.

We are commanded by Jesus to love each other, so that others will see that, and recognise that we are Christians.

You see, others have to see that we love each other practically, and not only with words.

In 1 John 3:16-18 the Bible says that if we see a brother in need, but do not do anything to help him, we can not say, that we love each other. It is not only about feelings and affection, when we love each other. It is about practical matters, that we need to love each other.

It is very easy to say that we love others. Everybody can claim that they love others. But when it is down to showing it in a practical matter, then it proves, how much we love.

Many people claim to be religious, but do not have the power to live it. We who are born again, have the love of God in our hearts, which compels us, and makes us to love one another.

On one side, we have the love of God, in our hearts, but on the other side, we are also commanded to love one another. So, God has given us his love to be in us, but he also wants us to show action of love, about others.

We Have All Broke the Law-James 2:10

We Have All Broke the Law-James 2:10

In James 2:10, it says that if we brake one commandment of the Law, we have broken all of them.

There is not a single person in this world, who was able to live without sin, and not brake any of the commandments of God. Only Jesus was without sin, perfect as the Son of God.

In fact, we would not need Jesus to die on the cross for us, if it was possible for us to keep all of the commandments of the Law.

The Bible says that we have all sinned and have fallen short, of the glory of God. All means all, and there is no exception.

Although, we do not want to sin, because we have a new nature, a new creation from God, our born again spirit, which is who we are as a Christians, we do sin, by compromising with out weaknesses, and giving in to temptation from time to time, stimulated by the sinful nature which lives in our bodies.

In order for us, to be accepted by God, we need to be 100 percent perfect, all the time. But as we know, that is not possible, because of our failability and the sinful nature in us.

Wisdom from Above vs. this World-Matthew 11:25

Very often in this life, many people think, that the more educated they are, and the more they learn in this world, the wiser they become. 

But the Word of God says, that we as Christians, will be wiser, if we get more knowledge from heaven.

One of the reasons why God reveals things to the little children, and hides the secrets of the Kingdom from the ‘wise and learned’ adults, is because the adults think they know enough, and have learned enough in this world, about life, and the things in life. But the little children do not know much yet, and have learned very little in this world. 

Adults could often think, that they know enough already, so why should they need revelation from heaven..

The wisdom and the learning in this world, can become our stumbling block, of receiving the learning and the revelation from heaven.

The revelation from heaven is more of a matter of heart. The wisdom and the learning of this world, is more of a matter of mind.

We-Sharpen Each Other in the Body

When we come, as the Body of Christ together, we influence each other, in a positive way, for our spiritual growth. 

Proverbs 27:17 talks about one man sharpening another.

That is an interactions, and basically, I believe, it talks about one man helping another man to improve. 

An iron as a tool, can be useful, only if it is sharp enough. If it is dull, it becomes useless.

So, for us to become mature in our Christian walk, and to grow spiritually, we need each other. The Bible says that when we come together, one has a psalm, another a revelation, and so on, so that the parts of the Body of Christ, can serve each other.

Only when we come together as Christians, we can mature and grow spiritually together. 

It is like the parts of the human body. Each parts needs the other parts in order to function, grow, and fulfil  its function in the body.

Everything in Our Disposal

By the grace of God, we have everything in our disposal, which God has for us as a blessing, either spiritual, or material. 

The Bible says that we are blessed with every spiritual blessing from our God and Father, in the heavenly  places, in Christ Jesus. 

We are already given all the blessings God has for us, and they are there all the time, waiting for us to receive them by faith.

In Luke 15:31, 32, we can see that the son did not realise, that everything his father has, is in his disposal, therefore, he never received anything from his father. Perhaps he was waiting on his father to give him things. But the father told him, that everything is in his disposal, and he could have anything he wanted, any time. 

Maybe we, as Christians, very often do not have the blessings God has for us, because are thinking in a similar way, not realising, that all we need to do, is to ask from God and receive, because Jesus said that whoever asks, receives.

We have to ask, and receive by faith from God, based on his grace for us.

Growing in Love-1 Thessalonians 3:12

We as Christians, want to grow in love, and be able to love not only our friends, and family, but to love even our enemies, as we are commanded.

But if we look carefully at this verse in 1 Thessalonians 3:12, we can see plainly that it is God who makes us love other people, and it is not just us loving them. The Bible says the love of God, is in our hearts. His love in us enables us to love others, and not just our own effort. 

In fact this verse says that God can make our love for other to increase, and overflow. That is growing in love. That is how we grow in love. We have to grow in faith, in his grace, in love, and many other areas of our Christian life. And it is the Holy Spirit in us, who makes us grow in love, faith or any other area. It is not by our own decision or will only! We can not make ourselves grow in the love for others. It is God in us, who does that.

Bible Study-Christian Topics-You are Needed in the Body of Christ-1 Corinthians 14:26

Never say or think that you do not have what to contribute and give to the body of Christ, the Church! 

God has placed each one of us, in the body of Christ, so that we can serve each other, and contribute to the spiritual growth of one another.

If we look at 1 Corinthians 14:26, we can clearly see, that apostle Paul says that EACH one of us, has something to contribute and give to other Christians, when we come together to serve God and one another. That verse clearly says ‘each of you’! That means each of us. You are not excluded. The body of Christ needs you, to contribute to its spiritual growth, in your own unique way, in the way God has gifted you individually! He has placed gifts in each one of us, and that includes you! 

Never say you do not have what to give in serving other Christians! You do! Just ask God to help you discover in what way he has gifted you to serve the body of Christ.

You do not have to be like other Christians! You have your own unique gift from God. He wants you to be you, not like some other christian. 

Like a body, we all look different, and have a different function in that body! But that is what makes you valuable and needed in the body of Christ!