Devotional: The Body Of Christ-What Affects One Impacts All-Infectuous Compassion

1 Corinthians 12:25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.


schism s(k)izəm/ noun: schism; plural noun: schism 

a split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief.
synonyms: divisionsplitriftbreachrupture,break,separationseveranceMore

chasm , gulf ;
“the schism between her father and his brother”

  • the formal separation of a church into two churches or the secession of a group owing to doctrinal and other differences.
Yesterday at church, my friend was telling me that she has learned more about me through these devotionals since I use so many personal examples.  I then told her about the splinter I got in my hand and how I did not want to say any more because it would probably end up somewhere in my meanderings, so here it goes…
 For some reason, I don’t think about trees having THRONS! The other day, I was out doing yard work,  grabbed a handful of limbs and they bit me!
About 4 A.M., it started throbbing and I noticed that some of that thorn was still in my thumb.  I tried all I knew to get it but could not.  I considered waking Jonathan, then  decided I did not want someone annoyed and tired jabbing at me with tweezers!  

 I couldn’t rest, because of discomfort, but our 
Great and Wonderful Lord uses anything, even a sore thumb, to teach lessons.  Our body is one unit, operating together.  If one member of the body is in pain, we ache together.
Whether we are celebrating or hurt, our Father gives us what we need to rejoice or have compassion when needed.
  Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2.
It is great to meet and fellowship, but critical for the Body of Christ to come behind, uplift  and encourage those who are not doing well, either spiritually, emotionally, physically or in whatever areas there are issues.
Prayer
Father God
 Thank You for the times You have encouraged us
In prayer
Through reading Scripture
And words of a fellow brother or sister in Christ
Please help us to be aware of others
Give us a heart of rejoicing for our friends who have reason to celebrate, even if a victory is “small”
All victories are through You
So let’s have a heart of praise and thanksgiving
 
Father, when someone among us is hurting
It isn’t always easy to tell
People sometimes mask pain and sorrows
Tear down the walls, Lord
Please let us not be reluctant to be transparent with You
And with one another
Let us be trustworthy friends
So when someone has a personal matter
Let them know what they say will not go anywhere else
Please let our advice be to pray and seek Your will, God
Let us not be anxious to advise or recommend
We give praise to our Friend, Jesus
Where we can turn in our happiest or darkest hours
Knowing You will be right there
Oh, how we love You
Because You first loved us!
In the Name of Jesus
Amen
 
Songs
“Give Me Your Eyes”
“If We Are The Body”
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
credits: God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Scriptures
Encouragement from the Lord, family and friends
verses and stories from the word of God, experiences of my own, family and friends
google, youtube, biblegateway, biblehub
ability to share God’s Word
 

About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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