“For through the grace given to me I say to every man among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” – Romans 12:3–5 NASB
The renewed mind directs us to our proper place in the body. We come to realize that each of us is just one member, incomplete on our own, incapable of functioning on our own as God intends us to function. In order to be complete and to function in accordance with God’s purpose and plan, each of us must become a member of the body.
We must be joined to other members by a kind of commitment that enables us to work together, and not just as isolated individuals.
When traveling on airplanes, I have often marveled as the plane’s navigation system zeroed in on the airport and the two locked on to one another. The plane came down in exactly the right place at exactly the right speed to make a safe and smooth landing. I suggest thinking of your renewed mind like the navigation system of an airplane.
When you synchronize yourself with the Spirit of God, then your renewed mind brings you down into exactly the right place in the body – you become a member of God’s body, the body of Christ, the church.
PRAYER: Thank You, Jesus, for making me a part of Your body. I proclaim that the Lord is bringing me into exactly the right place in His body because I am a member of the body of Christ. Amen.