Tuesday, March 11, 2008

How Christ Loves His Church

I LOVE how Jesus feels about the Church. God not only cares about us individually (He knows when we sit down and when we rise up, how many hairs are on our heads) but He also cares very much about the Church (all of His people joined together, all over this planet in way He orchestrates and sometimes only He understands). I love how He said “Saul why do you persecute ME”, not “my people” not even “my body” but ME.

And of course, He calls us His body. He couldn’t take us more personally. We have to believe He cares and He has the power to make His body what He wants it to be. I am not saying we shouldn't do our part to make a difference if He gives us a passion for something (we just have to be sure HE gave us the passion).

All this to say, we don’t have to worry about the Church, we just need to follow the Head. That’s what I think we need to learn to do better. Anyone who is part of the body needs to learn to recognize when we are being directed to do something.

Sometimes I think we are too busy watching each other and trying to figure it all out and we never learn to really follow Him.

I don’t know how follow Him like that yet, but it is my goal. In my personal life and in the Church. We shouldn’t be able to separate them.


Theresa said...

To learn to follow Him without question, especially when it seems crazy. Yep, that is going to be wonderful when we're there!

Elaine said...

I will be praying for you all and thinking about you during the retreat! Someday I would love to go. Love the post and your thoughts!!

Tawny said...

So, Theresa, I guess you are coming with me! :)

And Elaine, thank you so much for your prayers, we can use as much as we can get! We would love to have you with us when you are able to come.

Theresa said...

Absolutely coming with you!