Working in Harmony
I was thinking about how the body… of Christ works, this is a play on words. I need to take care of my body like Christ would want me to. The body is meant to function a certain way. God has specific rules; if you think about it that apply to the body both natural and spiritual. First rule is that we are Spirit, Soul and Body all three are connected and must work in harmony with each other. If the body is out of whack the soul has trouble to function because it is being distracted by the bodies distorted communications. Now you can add any combination of the three and if any or multiple are out of sync you will notice a dysfunction in some form or another. My focus is on the body today.
I must really learn to keep the three in harmony. I work hard to keep my spiritual health in order. I work hard to line up my mind and thinking process with the Lords will and with the written word. Now the question is why do I let the body’s health slide and why is that acceptable? This is a big problem in the church today. We are all spiritual and forget the disciplines of the body. We see a lot of over weight Christians trying to teach us to live a disciplined life and we struggle ourselves to make good choices for ourselves. This is an area that must change if we want to really reach people with a full functioning disciplined life style.
If I have a sickness in my body that is corrupting my body like gangrene then I would simply treat the infection or just cut it off. Why does that seem so simple to me here but in actual function it is so hard to make a good choice?
I see people making success happen all the time. They are posting victorious pictures of success and I am still sitting idle, why? The answer is compromise.
My sister in law preached a message on Saturday night at our church. She talked about compromise. She said, “Compromise in all her studies of scriptural references really seems to just lead to death in some form or another.” Is death an option? No I don’t think so. Why is this an acceptable result?
If I compromise my health then my results are not good. If I am fine with death then I guess I can keep on moving on the high way I have been on. If this compromised result is not acceptable to me, than I must choose to make new choices, choices that improve my health and well-being.
I am still on this adventure. I have not given up. This adventure has consumed my mind for so many years and I have still just not seemed to get the combinations right. I see a picture of a Rubics Cube, remember those? I have to spend the time getting the combinations right so that I can complete the sides one by one.
Compromise must be seen in my mind’s eye as only an avenue to fail. This avenue must be avoided. I have to really decide that my health means more to me in the long term then this momentary satisfaction.
I must put ample effort into my three avenues, all three with the same level of importance. I must purpose to keep my spirit man healthy. I must purpose to keep my mind or soul in line with what is good. I must keep doubt and unbelief and negative thinking out of my mind for the sake of my success. I must make choice that will make me a good steward of the body that God gave me. I must make choices that empower me for success.
This week I am going to really focus on keeping my spirit, soul and body working in harmony. Perhaps I will see a better result if I choose to evenly distribute my attention to each one and have all of them work together.