Monday, December 31, 2012

Word of the Day... December 31, 2012

Make my joy complete by being of
the same mind, maintaining the same love,
united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
Philippians 2:1

Sometimes people ask me why they need to go to church and I think this verse is the perfect one to share.  It is only when we share our life experiences with others that we can enjoy them fully and we can begin to see that we are not alone.  

That other people actually go through the same trials that we do and we can be a comfort to each other. You see having relationships call for being in fellowship with others, and this cannot be done very easily at arm’s length. It implies getting in touch, feeling the hurts, giving a hug or wiping a tear.  Being an instrument of encouragement and healing to one another.

This is what the early Christians did. They learn very quickly that survival would go hand-in-hand with “fellowship”. We are all different parts of one body. We all have different functions in the body. It is when we realize this that the body of Christ will really grow in strength.

Fences must come down. 

We need to open up and allow trust that Jesus knows what is best for us.  A person told me yesterday that Christians are like glow sticks. They must be broken to shine brightly!  I think as we begin this New Year, that we must open ourselves up to the Lord, and allow the Holy Spirit to move through us. For it is when the Holy Spirit flows through us that his church will be blessed. I hope all of you have a very safe and Simply Heavenly New Year!!! God bless you all!!


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