Thought Of The Day, “Edify Others”, Men’s Daily Devotion

Men’s Daily Devotion, Edify Others

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Thought of the day:

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; Ephesians 4:11-13 NKJV

We are all called to work in The Body Of Christ. We need to learn where that is and give it our best.

I heard something about this passage today that had me start thinking about where our concentration needs to be, again. If you notice that there are some that fill different roles but, if you follow this passage through, you see that it says, “for the edifying of the body of Christ”. We tend to get so focused on evangelizing that we forget that we are supposed to build each other up.

Yes, there is a need for evangelism and I don’t knock it at all. In fact, it’s one of the things I get to do. What we miss is that if we are not building each other up, holding each accountable, edifying each other, we become ineffective. This brings unity amongst The Body Of Christ and enables us to be able to help each other and others.

The Great Commission even reminds us of this:

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Reference Matthew 28:18-20 NKJV

If we are not building disciples, everything else doesn’t matter. It goes to what Jesus was talking about at the Bema Seat, when we are standing before Him, if we say, “Look at what I did in Your Name.”, and we have not spent time in getting to know Him, which is what being a disciple is and what it means to disciple, His Response will be, “ Be gone, you worked of iniquity! I never knew you!”

Let’s make sure we are being and making disciples of Christ today so we grow in our Relationship with Him. This should also mean to us that we need to meet regularly, as The Body, to edify each other, especially, in small group settings like a Bible Study.

Quick note: Men’s Conference this Saturday. Would love to see you come. You can get info and register at www.crossfellowship.com. If you want to come, or know of someone who would, and need help with cost of registration, let me know. Men need to be at least 16 years old to attend

If we are to please God, we need to allow The Holy Spirit to set us apart. We need to pursue a sinless life. We are to seek Righteousness. How do we do it? Through prayer, study, fellowship, being willing to be corrected/accountability, discipleship, and service.  
It starts with Our Relationship with Jesus. If you don’t have a Relationship with Him or you need to rekindle that Relationship, do it now. Call out to Him and seek his Love and Forgiveness. It really is as hard or easy as you make it. We should look to Him daily to seek a relationship with Him. I want to encourage you to seek Him today, if you haven’t already.
If you need help, have questions or need direction in this regard, please, feel free to let me know. Maybe today you are struggling with something. Maybe you may have found yourself not as close to The Lord as you thought. We would like to help you in this through prayer and guidance.
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Mark is a US Army Veteran and has called Albuquerque home since 1997. He earned degrees at Albuquerque Bible College, and Faith Evangelical Seminary before attending the Shepherd’s School at Cross Christian Fellowship. He has felt a calling to start a church along Route 66, in Albuquerque to reach others for Christ. Mark has had struggles with addictions, drugs, alcohol and other things, in the past. He has recovered from them, with Christ and has a desire to help others with them as well. He has a desire to setup a recovery home in Albuquerque, or nearby, to help others in the recovery process as well as help them gain some job skills and learn to have personal interactions with others. Mark grew up in traditional churches. He did not find the true meaning of having a Relationship with Jesus. At the age of 31, after hearing a Pastor talk about this Relationship, he rededicated his life to Jesus and started on a path for ministry. You can check out Recovery In Action Ministries FaceBook Page for more info on Recovery issues. Mark has been married to his wife Rebecca since 2005. Together they have four boys between them. They minister together to help others grow in their relationships with their spouses, children and family. In his free time, Mark likes to ride motorcycles, shooting and building things.

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