All of us, collectively, are Christ’s body, and each of us have a particular purpose and function to fulfill as a part of his body (1 Corinthians 12:27). We are all Christ’s hands and feet on this earth to spread the fragrance of God’s salvation plan throughout the world.
What Does Christ's Body Looks Like?
Christ’s body looks like apostles, prophets, teachers, pastors, evangelists, preachers, healers, helpers, administrators, organizers, givers (philanthropists), leadership, mercy, miracles, serving/ministering, exhortation, wisdom, tongues, writing, intercessions, missions, knowledge, hospitality, music, poverty, celibacy, craftsmanship, mercy, and discernment.
Domains of Influence
Many of these gifts are commonly seen in the church but Christ’s body extends beyond the church. Christ’s body extends to society’s domains of influence like the workplace, educational institutions, government, family, media, arts and entertainment, and business. God uses His people in the church, as well as, in society’s domains of influence because we are all Christ’s body.
Christ’s Eyes, Hands, and Feet
When we step into these domains of influence, he does not remove our gifts, nor does He removes our responsibility as Christians. The gifts, purposes, and callings remain with us. Therefore, each of us have a particular role to play that ultimately restores the lost (Luke 19:10). As an extension of Christ’s body, let us impact society by using our gifts in society’s domains of influence. We are Christ’s eyes, hands, and feet. Our lives are the only bible that some people will ever read.
Heavenly, by your Holy Spirit, take my eyes, hands, and feet to a deeper place so that I may fulfill my particular purpose and function as a member of the body of Christ. Let my light shine in the workplace before others, so that they will see Your good works and glorify You (Matthew 5:16). I pray for souls to be saved in the workplace. Let Your kingdom expand, in the name of Jesus, Amen!
~inspiring hope and seasoning faith, Dr. Regina M. Daigre