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A Healthy Body

  • For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot would say, 'Because I'm not the hand, I'm not part of the body,' it is not therefore not part of the body. If the ear would say, 'Because I'm not the eye, I'm not part of the body,' it's not therefore not part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the smelling be? 1 Corinthians 12:14 WEB

    The human body is made up of many parts, and each part is made up of many cells, and each cell is made of even smaller parts like chromosomes. All of it works together in harmony to maintain a healthy body, and every part has its own job to do. It's an amazing creation and balance.

    If you could interview them, different parts of the body would never agree on which job is the most important, because they fully believe it is what they are called to do. For example, the heart pumps blood, while the lungs pump oxygen. To each of them, their job is the most important part of existence, and thankfully they do not try and do the other's job. If the heart started pumping air, or the lungs started pumping blood, the body would die. We need both the heart and lungs doing their own job for the body to live.

    Many times in our walk with Jesus we meet other Christians that just don't think like we do. One is deep into politics and government, another is an intercessor, another is into mission work, another is a chaplain, while another is focused on prison ministry, others are involved in music, or something else entirely. The list is diverse and unending. It is supposed to be this way. It takes all of us to make the body of Christ work.

    When we attend our local church, the welcome team greets us at the door, people work at the coffee counter, in the children's church, in the nursery, in the praise team, some run the sound, lighting, projectors, recordings, cameras, another speaks a message, others are on the prayer team. It takes everyone working together to build a healthy community.

    As Paul told us, we are all a part of the body of Christ and one part is not more important than another. There is no top or bottom in God's eyes, as we are all His children. Jesus told us that the greatest among you, will be your servant (Mark 10:43, Matthew 23:11). Wherever you find yourself, work like you are working directly for God and you will be rewarded (Colossians 3:23).

    Do not get sidetracked by people that try to turn you away from following your own calling, so you can follow theirs. People will live your life for you if you let them, but they are most likely from another part of the body. They cannot do the job that God created for you, nor will they understand your desire to do it. I grew up in the country and people never understood my fascination with computers, but God had a plan later that required it. You will never be satisfied doing what they are meant to do for each of us are unique in our own gifts and our calling in life.

    Find what you are passionate about, that seems to come naturally, and follow that. Don't strive to be like someone else. The greatest thing you can do, is to truly be yourself. Serve your heart out wherever you are, and God will raise you up in due time. If you are washing dishes, be the best dish washer the world has ever seen, and God may make you the manager.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please put me where I need to be and help me to recognize the gifts that You have placed in my life. Stir me up and wake me up. Guide me onto the path that You have laid out for me and make it so clear that I know that it can only be You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

    Note: Happy Sunday :)! For those who would like to join us, we will be hosting our RHM Live Online church service. This is a special time of worship, prayer, fellowship and an inspiring message. All are welcome! Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Lord for all my Blessings. For another beautiful day. Amen

Aug 9
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen it takes us all doing are part to make up the body of Christ thank you for making it so.

Aug 9
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for our family and please bless them. Amen 

Aug 9
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God I try to be so positive but sadness creeps in. Put Joy in my Soul. Praise God in the name of Jesus Amen. 

Aug 9
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Aug 9
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen, Your will be done in my life.

Aug 9
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Thank you lord for all my blessings in jesus name amen 

Aug 9
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

On target encouragement, Pastor Dion! Thanks for faithfully sharing the Lord's Word! Praising and praying today: Guide me onto the path that You have laid out for me and make it so clear that I know that it can only be You. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

Aug 9
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Aug 9
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You for all you've done for me and my family

Aug 9
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Aug 9
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen

Aug 9
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Aug 9
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

Aug 9
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask Amen. 

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Frances Osayi
Frances Osayi

Amen and Amen 

Sep 12