Every member of the body of Christ has a very important part in the plans and purposes of God. Just as the joints of our physical bodies work together in an amazing fashion, each one of us contributes an effective share to the whole. We personally obey the leading of the Lord with the grace our God supplies and we know we are linked to other’s walk of obedience as well.
This is seen so clearly in couples. One may be willing to work on the relationship, but if the other is not, the unity and victory pursued is hindered. It is difficult for the one who is giving their all to stand when the other is only making a very little effort, if any. One gives their best, and then they need to trust God to intervene and lead the others to do their part. In all relationships and for all that pertains to the growth of the Body–prayer and unity are the most effective weapons.
Prayer and agreement help uphold the other parts, and bring forth obedience to the Lord. As the Lord unites us together so we may conform to Him, let us pray together for one another with the understanding that in Him, we are members of the same body. As we walk in love, and with love–every joint is being strengthened. The Holy Spirit is leading everyone to fulfill their call, from glory to glory!
Ephesians 4:15-16 … but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.