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Fitly Framed

God is building a home. He’s using us all—irrespective of how we got here–in what he is building. He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now he’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together. We see it taking shape day after day—a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home.Ephesians 2: 19-22 (Message Bible)

The church has to be built according to the pattern that God gives. God is in the process of building His church. Once we are saved then we have to be fitly framed into God’s kingdom. That means you may have to team up with people you don’t get along with. This is where the chipping, cutting, and polishing begins. As you begin to mature you will be able to work with your teammates and get more done together than alone.

Fitly means in a proper manner, place, or at a proper time. To be fitted takes time. You might be fit in children’s ministry, but God may be fitting you somewhere else as well. Just fill in the blank with whatever area you are in. God has to do more work on us to get us ready for what He wants us to do.

Jesus had to be fitted to the cross. Someone had to nail His hands and feet. That was part of His assignment. He endured the cross as a man. He could have exercised His free will, and said He didn’t want to do it. What if Judas had not betrayed Jesus? What if Peter had not denied Jesus? It goes back to the message Apostle David preached, and how we can apply it to everyday life. I had been frustrated because God had not given me all I needed to finish this article. I was stuck!  I read what I had to my daughter, who said one thing, and it triggered the rest of my article. How awesome is that? God does not get in a hurry. He is always on time!

Don’t grieve God. Don’t break His heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted. Ephesians 4:20-22

~Tammy Sanders

Image Credit: Tammy Sanders

Comments on: "Fitly Framed" (1)

  1. Bill Avant said:

    We serve a right now God, who is in our right now midst, to meet our right now needs.

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