I learned an important lesson last week and that is that I have got to be intentional about getting up on time and making sure that I spend my quiet time with God first thing in the morning. I have learned that my days have a tendency to get hijacked and, before I know it, it’s 11:00 at night and I haven’t spent any dedicated time with my Lord. So, please forgive me for the unplanned hiatus. I am jumping back in this morning with renewed commitment!

We have a strong responsibility to our fellow believers in Christ. To care for them, to help mend them if they are broken, to gently guide them back toward Christ when they have grown distant. They are a part of us and, like our physical bodies, if one part is ailing the whole body suffers from it. We must consider them as and love them as a part of ourselves, and more importantly as a part of Christ. No matter who they are or how far away they may be. This also means that we are called to think and act outside of ourselves. They heart can’t refuse to beat just because it is unhappy about something, the eye can’t refuse to see because someone made it angry, the stomach cannot refuse food because things aren’t to its satisfaction. Neither can we refuse to serve or be a part of the body of Christ. We all have a job to do in order for this body to work well, we need to jump in there and do it.

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