Community: One Body

Our bodies are incredible! Have you ever taken the time to consider how all of our different organs and systems are connected so intricately and beautifully? When one thing’s out of place or not functioning properly it affects everything else, sometimes the results are minor other times they are major, but nothing in the body happens in isolation of everything else.

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.”

1 Corinthians 12:12,14-20

What an apt comparison! We’re all connected and we’re all one. More than just being one and operating as one system, we each play a distinct and important part. God has made some of us introverts and some extroverts. He’s made people dreamers and doers and creatives and logisticians all for a reason. Everyone in the body of Christ has a place and a purpose.

We’re not to walk out our calling or purpose alone, but within the context of community. {tweet this}

If you’re off trying to pursue your dreams or live your life apart from the body of Christ, I would beg you to reconsider and find a healthy church community to plug into. I’m not just talking about attending church (though that is important) but finding a group of people who are there to support you and comfort you and challenge you and hold you accountable when you need it.

This month we’re going to be diving into what healthy community looks like and how we can create and maintain those safe spaces for relationships to flourish and for God to be glorified.


Download Community: You’re Welcome at the Table, a free PDF, at sarahjcallen.com/community

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: