1 Corinthians 12:18-31
18 But God made our bodies with many parts, and he has put each part just where he wants it. 19 What a strange thing a body would be if it had only one part! 20 Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. 21 The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.” 22 In fact, some of the parts that seem weakest and least important are really the most necessary. 23 And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect from the eyes of others those parts that should not be seen, 24 while other parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together in such a way that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity. 25 This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other equally. 26 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. 27 Now all of you together are Christ’s body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it. 28 Here is a list of some of the members that God has placed in the body of Christ:
first are apostles,
second are prophets,
third are teachers,
then those who do miracles,
those who have the gift of healing,
those who can help others,
those who can get others to work together,
those who speak in unknown languages.
29 Is everyone an apostle? Of course not. Is everyone a prophet? No. Are all teachers? Does everyone have the power to do miracles? 30 Does everyone have the gift of healing? Of course not. Does God give all of us the ability to speak in unknown languages? Can everyone interpret unknown languages? No! 31 And in any event, you should desire the most helpful gifts.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

The body of Christ can be compared to smooth stones in a river.  Before the stones were in the river, they broke off from a larger rock and the edges were very jagged.  But once the stone fell into the river it joined all of the other stones and together they each had their rough edges smoothed.  As they tumbled along in the river they each worked together to make them all smooth stones and they became useful to all those who used the river for life.  The body of Christ is a place where we can go to get the rough edges of our life smoothed.  God works through our lives to help each other become a useful vessel for His love, for His work.  And only by being a part of a larger body of Christ can we have our rough edges smoothed.  This is how God’s plan for our lives works.  He never meant for you to be alone or serve Him alone.  Being a part of a believing body of His people will help to make you into a useful vessel for the work God has called you.  Are you part of His body? If you are severing God alone, you are not a part of His body.  And even though many bodies of believers are not perfect, join them anyway.  Because without being a part of a corporate group of believers, you cannot walk in obedience to Him.  And if you are not walking in obedience to Him, you will have a difficult time staying connected to Him.  So find a church that believes in salvation through Christ and join them in worship and working for Christ.

Have a God Day!