Pappy asked me a couple weeks ago if I’d Q the Sword today, and I said yes, knowing I have been the king of the fartsack for a while, but hoping it would help! And it did, it got me out of the bed, and pushed me to get into the Word! When Pappy asked, he told me the theme right now at the Sword is the Body of Christ “ the church”! So I went with Ephesians 4:16- the ESV- “ From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
The NLT- He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.
If we have been saved, if we are followers of Christ? Then we are part of the body of Christ, the church!
Once we are part of this body, we are being equipped to do a job, each part has a special job! We need and depend each other, so that each part can function properly. Each part is different, but has one goal, to glorify God!!
When I was studying, I was thinking about a marathon runner, he is one body with many parts! Who’s goal is finishing the race, 26.2 miles!! If one part on this runner isn’t working properly, the whole body feels it! When a part is weak or hurt, it affects the runner, no matter how small or insignificant the part may be, it’s important! Sometimes a body part has to work harder to make up for the weaker part, and in turn can get hurt itself! God has placed a special calling on each of us, and it’s important that we walk in a manner worthy of that calling!
I am thankful for strong parts that carry the load when I am weak!
Announcement- several runs coming up, and a CSAUP
Prayer request- Big Pappy and family, SA and family, Montross mom, Wichita’s mom, each other
Pappy thank you for asking, and letting me lead this morning!