Look to the body…

What would the body be, if it were only made up of eyes? Or noses? Or lips? 07/07/22

Dear Cheryl,

I do not know how but it is just dawning on me that when you support the work of the people who work for God, you are also pushing the gospel in that manner and supporting the work of Jehovah.

This feels like one of those things that you know without actually knowing. Those things you know but obviously haven’t really processed so you either don’t do them or do them so lazily and without any thought, like a robot – just like when you automatically share a post just because it is Christian. That’s good I suppose, but it has no passion or intent about it. That’s cold.

This morning, I’m doing this plan on YouVersion called Tough questions with Pastor Mike and at the end of the video devotional when he calls for a prayer I feel very touched and so connected to him like this-person-is-also-the-son-of-my-father-like-this-person-is-my-sibling-like-we-are-on-the-same-side-of-life kind of connection. It comes so suddenly, the realization, and then it just opens my mind to that fact that every single person that is pushing the gospel is someone I must support in any way that I can.

It reminds me of a post of a communion program I saw yesterday on Instagram and I feel this nudge in my spirit to offer personal help to the coordinator for the program so I do. I don’t know this person but we both know God and that is enough. It occurs to me that you know what, I should support this in any way that I can I don’t know how but I should support it because that is the work of God and this is my work so that this is the business that I mind and I must do my part to ensure that I help my sibling so that the work of God can go far because I am not just encouraging them but pushing the work of God.

1 Corinthians 12:27 just has a new meaning now for me, ‘All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.‘ Part and parcel. If the body is fed, every part of it is strengthened – the eye cannot decide that ‘You know what, I don’t want any nutrients today, y’all should enjoy’; if my sibling in Christ champions the cause of Christ, it is for my own good too. I am fed too. I am strengthened too! The work of one part of the body is still credited to the whole body ✨

My thoughts are a mess and my brain is trying to process a lot at the same time so I’m just speaking in tongues because only that can actually express this knowledge and mind opening. I can barely put into words how I currently feel but I am bursting with joy like a kind that just found a new toy. Argghhhhh. Evangelism is a work of the body and I don’t only evangelism when I preach, sharing and amplifying the work of my siblings in the faith is evangelism too! Cheryl, for some reason, I feel a form of relief, like the weight just became lighter because I am not the only one carrying it but at the same time, there is also this urgency in my spirit for more.

Oh Abba. You are so sweet. Thank you Holy Spirit for this revelation. I must begin to play my part in the body of Christ more and more.

He handed out gifts above and below, filled heaven with his gifts, filled earth with his gifts. He handed out gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, and pastor-teacher to train Christ’s followers in skilled servant work, working within Christ’s body, the church, until we’re all moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God’s Son, fully mature adults, fully developed within and without, fully alive like Christ.’ Ephesians 4:11-13 (msg).

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