Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Growing More and More Like Christ

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Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.  ~ Ephesians 4:15

When I read this verse, I can't help but think of the song If We Are the Body by Casting Crowns. The chorus is what stands out most to me:
But if we are the Body

Why aren't His arms reaching
Why aren't His hands healing
Why aren't His words teaching
And if we are the Body
Why aren't His feet going
Why is His love not showing them there is a way
How are the unsaved supposed to see and hear about Christ if we as Christians are not doing our job?

How are they supposed to feel His love if we don't show love?

If we want people to know Him and feel His love and know about his healing powers and grace, we need to talk to them and show them His love. We need to invite them or bring them into church.

Yes, He is all powerful and all knowing and could do all this Himself, but we are called by faith to be witnesses of His love, power, and grace!

Thank you Jesus that you told us to love because you first loved us! Thank you for loving me despite all my faults and wrongdoings! Thank you for giving your life, for me! I love you Papa! In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen!

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iFellowship



We love because he first loved us. ~ 1 John 4:19





11 comments:

  1. A beautiful and challenging WFW. I love your heart which always shines through for Truth Amy...

    God bless you sweet sister...

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  2. Amen sista! :-) Have a wonderfully blessed WFW!

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  3. Amen to that! Lovely post!

    Btw, thanks for hopping over my blog earlier! Happy iFellowship day to you too!

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  4. Thanks for this beautiful reminder of our place!

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  5. AMEN! I love that song. One of my friends put it like this...Everybody wants to be the hands or the mouth of the Body of Christ, but what about the ears, the feet, the heart, the back, etc.? Why aren't those being utilized? Why does everyone want to be the same thing?

    Excellent WFW!

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  6. Great post and great reminder for us to be God's hand extended to those around us. It's easy to get caught up in a christian bubble and forget that we are called to salt and light to those around us.
    Look forward to reading more of you blog. Happy ifellowship day!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Liz

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  7. Great thought, Amy! I love that song. Have a wonderful iFellowship Wednesday!

    http://LivingMontessoriNow.com

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  8. I love this song and this post!

    Thanks for visiting me yesterday!

    I hope you have a great Thursday!
    Pen

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Growing More and More Like Christ

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Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.  ~ Ephesians 4:15

When I read this verse, I can't help but think of the song If We Are the Body by Casting Crowns. The chorus is what stands out most to me:
But if we are the Body

Why aren't His arms reaching
Why aren't His hands healing
Why aren't His words teaching
And if we are the Body
Why aren't His feet going
Why is His love not showing them there is a way
How are the unsaved supposed to see and hear about Christ if we as Christians are not doing our job?

How are they supposed to feel His love if we don't show love?

If we want people to know Him and feel His love and know about his healing powers and grace, we need to talk to them and show them His love. We need to invite them or bring them into church.

Yes, He is all powerful and all knowing and could do all this Himself, but we are called by faith to be witnesses of His love, power, and grace!

Thank you Jesus that you told us to love because you first loved us! Thank you for loving me despite all my faults and wrongdoings! Thank you for giving your life, for me! I love you Papa! In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen!

Photobucket

iFellowship



We love because he first loved us. ~ 1 John 4:19





11 comments:

  1. A beautiful and challenging WFW. I love your heart which always shines through for Truth Amy...

    God bless you sweet sister...

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  2. Amen sista! :-) Have a wonderfully blessed WFW!

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  3. Amen to that! Lovely post!

    Btw, thanks for hopping over my blog earlier! Happy iFellowship day to you too!

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  4. Thanks for this beautiful reminder of our place!

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  5. AMEN! I love that song. One of my friends put it like this...Everybody wants to be the hands or the mouth of the Body of Christ, but what about the ears, the feet, the heart, the back, etc.? Why aren't those being utilized? Why does everyone want to be the same thing?

    Excellent WFW!

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  6. Great post and great reminder for us to be God's hand extended to those around us. It's easy to get caught up in a christian bubble and forget that we are called to salt and light to those around us.
    Look forward to reading more of you blog. Happy ifellowship day!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Liz

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  7. Great thought, Amy! I love that song. Have a wonderful iFellowship Wednesday!

    http://LivingMontessoriNow.com

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  8. I love this song and this post!

    Thanks for visiting me yesterday!

    I hope you have a great Thursday!
    Pen

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

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