And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.
Dear child of God, we are the stones which build the spiritual house of God, as well as His physical house the church. Each of us have been uniquely prepared by Jesus Himself, with a different blending of spiritual gifts, with each of us serving and fulfilling a specific purpose within the body of Christ, which is the church. Each one and every one of us, have been specially designed for a specific purpose by God, because each one of us were in the thoughts and the heart of God before the foundations of the world were laid in place. And through the Holy Spirit, each person is integrated into the body of Christ, as part of our inheritance because we are children of God. We received an inheritance into God’s kingdom, given to us as a result of our faith in Jesus Christ our Lord. Together we share in the lives of each other, becoming one in the body of Christ. Every single follower of Jesus has been equipped, especially by God and in a unique way for His service, and together we form the church body.
Jesus through the work of the Holy Spirit has equipped each one of us specifically and uniquely to serve one another and to spread the Good News of salvation through Christ alone, by faith alone. This means God uses each and every one of us to help spread the light of the Gospel to a dark and dying world, using the unique blend of time, talents and resources, which the Lord has given us. God’s gift to us is the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. A life that was paid for by the blood of Jesus, which He shed for us on the Cross of Calvary. The privilege of our position in Jesus, is our access to God, as children of God by faith and joint-heirs with Jesus in the kingdom of God. Therefore, we offer back to God our hearts, as we build our relationship with God stronger through prayer, the study of His word and by our submission to the guidance of the Holy Spirit on a daily basis. And because of the love we have for Jesus, we serve others with joy in our hearts as we are directed by the Holy Spirit. Our serving and helping of others is for the glory of God, and done out of the love we have for Jesus, and the joy of working with the Holy Spirit as He brings others who are lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus.