We Are Not All Alike
For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good works.
We ought to be fully aware that in the Body of Christ we are not interested in the production of “cookie cutter” Christians.
This is a word of caution in the matter of Christian experience—there is no pattern or formula for identical Christian experiences. It is actually a tragic thing for believers to try to be exactly like each other in their Christian faith and life.
I have probably been overly cautious about testifying to my own experiences because I do not want anyone to be tempted to try to copy anything the Lord has done for me.
God has given each of us an individual temperament and distinct characteristics. Therefore it is the office of the Holy Spirit to work out as He will the details of Christian experience. They will vary with personality.
Of this we may be sure: Whenever a person truly meets God in faith and commitment to the gospel, he will have a consciousness and a sharp awareness of the details of that spiritual transaction!
Lord, help me to be a faithful steward of the gifts You have given me to use in the church.