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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Unity

Once each month the staff all gets together for Chapel and lunch. I really enjoy this time each month to come together as co-workers serving Jesus and do a Bible study together. I especially enjoy lunch because everyone comes out, no matter what's going on (Hey, nothing brings together the body of Christ quite like free food! LOL).

Today's chapel discussion was based on Ezekiel 37, where God has Ezekiel prophesy for the dry bones to become flesh and live again. We then had interesting discussion based around how to prepare, pray, and practice our relationship with God. One point that one of our pastors made was the following:

From day one, the spirit, soul, and body were created to be one complete person. They aren't separate lives/people. To ask, "How's your spiritual life going?" is to separate it from the rest of you-- to separate out part of who you are and were meant to be. To ask someone how they are doing should include asking about all parts of them: spirit, soul, and body.

Well I don't know about you, but I thought this was a pretty mind-blowing thing to be reminded of. So from now on when I ask you how you are doing, please hear the intent behind it-- I want to know how ALL of you as a whole is doing.

1 comment:

Jan said...

Wow! Very profound! Thank you so much for sharing this. I had never really thought of it that way, but so true. I have been asked in the past how I'm doing spiritually. I like that it's included in how I'm doing overall (and why shouldn't it be). :) Thanks for pointing that out!