Monday, May 28, 2007

THE BODY OF CHRIST

Have you ever read some one's blog that made such an impression on you that you found yourself thinking and pondering on it for days afterwards? I had this expierience on Monday, May 21st when I read this blog by Bumbling Genius. It was titled A Multi-Faceted Beauty.



To briefly recap what he said was, "What one word most defines you in the Body of Christ?".

Then he pointed out that "Truth" would define him and "Worship" would define his wife. I immediately knew that "The Word" would define me and "Belief" would define my husband, Mickey.

His analogy was, "I like to think of this as a beautiful kaleidoscope picture portraying the Body of Christ."

He ended his post with this wonderful paragraph: "As we walk humbly before God, these varying gifts become the Body. We are all so dependant on each other, and ultimately it is God who gets the glory as we not only participate, but also experience the beauty of the Body as it functions in a way that is wholly beyond man's ability to orchestrate."

I was totally awed by this concept. As a child I loved kaleidoscopes. I loved the beauty and joy of looking in that little tube and seeing the various bright, multi-faceted colors and shapes shifting and changing designs. Each so beautiful.

I can just see the various kaleidoscopes God is forming within my family, within my friends, my individual church, the churches within my community, the churches within our nation, and ultimately The Universal Church.

If you follow my blog you know that The Universal Church is one of the most glorious things to me. I long for all of us, who truly made Christ not only our Savior but our Lord, get past our individual traditions, creeds and denominations and see ourselves as the Body of Christ. One head, Jesus the Christ, with all our "Multi-Faced Beauty" on display God's Kaleidoscope!!!


Let's discover together what Kaleidoscope of God we here in Blogland are forming with out

Multi-Faceted Pieces.


Please leave a comment with the one word that defines you in the Body of Christ.


Thanks Danny for your great post and letting me use your idea for this post.

27 comments:

Saija said...

i hope my word would be "encourager" ...

i have discovered such a wonderful family of God in blogland ...

thank you for dropping by & introducing yourself! another sister in Christ is a sweet blessing ...

:O)

Susan said...

Wow, Susan, I don't know what my one word would be. I'm going to have to "chew" on that one for a while.

:-) Susan

Linds said...

Faith. I think that is good foor mine.

Tina said...

I am not sure Susan, maybe comforter?

Ruth said...

That is a great post. Hmmmm...what one word describes me in the body of Christ? I think mine would be "trust".

Myrna said...

Very thought-provoking! I believe that the word that defines a person changes depending on the current circumstances of your life. For this season of our lives, my husband says his word is OBEDIENCE. Mine, for this period, is SERVANT. Together we are daily seeking to be obedient servants.

Candy said...

To just pick one is HARD
I think, and have been told, Im:
- a giver
- encouraging
- can love the "unlovable"
- Faithful and full of Faith ;)
I hope I can be more Christ like though. Many areas I always have to work on.

Thanks for inviting me to participate!

Candy from Canada

Sherry said...

Compassion would describe me. So many people are lost in this world and do not know of the love he gave us when he took upon himself our sins and paid for it on that cross. If we could just get people to turn their lives around and repent, that would be awesome. He has so much compassion for us that no matter if we unknowingly sin, he forgives us when we repent.

inspired said...

servant.

Wanda said...

So glad I found you on thesalems post today.
We have much in common, married the same amount of time (almost) us 46 this June. 4 adult children, and nine grandchildren, and love the Lord, and so glad to be a part of the Body of Christ!
I like you post, will be back.

Susan P. said...

What a wonderful post! I think I would use the word encourager to describe myself.

lorenzothellama said...

Love.

~~Mikki Jo said...

Very thought provoking, I will have to think about this one.

Kitty said...

I had no idea so I asked my husband for a description of me and he said "nice to everyone." So, OK, nice!!
:-)

Wanda said...

You mentioned "being" and that I am, but I love to encourage so one my word would be "Encourager"

Lori B said...

It's hard to pick just one word..
faithful, servant, trusting, love.

diana said...

mine would be "love"

my life motto is, "follow God, love people."

great post :]

inspired said...

Hello susan
the guest book is looking very good..somehow i've come up as USA and not North Shields England UK .. still it's a great idea ... God bless

Momma Roar said...

I didn't immediately know, still not sure...maybe encourager, laughter, or even life

Jennifer said...

I think my word would be Grace.

Jennifer said...

My husband's word would totally be obedience. It is funny because we were just talking about that the other day.

jennifer said...

I have pondered this a few days and I have decided that I believe that I am 'used'.

By that I mean that I have no expectations, no job is too rough or dirty, and I am nothing but a vessel to bring the light through. I am so unworthy to receive what Jesus has done for me, but I graciously accept.

So I am used, and pray every day that I am used willingly, and wholeheartedly and in His name.

groovyoldlady said...

Truth (I am always studying, teaching, defining, clarifying) and Worship.

People look to me to make them smile/laugh too. Is there a clown in the Body?

Barbara said...

Wonderful post. UNITY.

Always been a bridge builder and a linking up of people from different churches and groups. Difficult to bring out just one word as we all do as if we move and live in the Spirit we can be all things that He is.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I believe my word would be grace. I am so undeserving of God's amazing grace and that He loved me so much as undeserving as I am of that love. connie from Texas

Our Peculiar Life said...

What a wonderful post you had here and your follow up post to it is beautiful! I know I am too late for your follow up, but my word would be Joy!

Susie said...

Hi Susan,
I'm behind on reading! Don't feel obligated to add mine, but I'd say steadfast..
:)