Thank You Note: A Time for the Lord and the Body Life
These past two weeks have been hectic. I'm a person who can only do one thing at a time, but it seems like life is always a whirlwind of simultaneous happenings. Now when things get busy, it's very easy to shortchange my personal time with the Lord, my Bible reading, my spiritual nourishment. Not a good thing.
Yet thanks to the training I have received from FTTA, regardless of my current condition, deep within I always know where I need to be. I need to MAKE TIME for the Lord, to be in His presence. So everyday, I would be pressed with desperation to make time, even if it's only few minutes, to stop everything else and be before the Lord, in His word.
Also, I thank the believers whom I am practically related with in many different ways. This morning when I woke up, I received seven text messages from multiple friends. All of them were Bible verses that these ones had enjoyed early in the morning. I couldn't help but use these verses to utter prayers back to the Lord.
A Christian couple has graciously offered me a place to stay when I was homeless due to some complications with my living arrangement. These ones have always opened their home to shepherd others. Even right now, a family with three little children are staying with us for a week while their house is going under major renovation. My mother asked me, "This couple, what kind of people are they?"
You may think this whole thing is not a big deal, but when you become so related to a fellow member of the Body of Christ, you'd begin to realize that this is not a mere charity, it's the Body life. We are not individualistic, isolated members. We are members one of another.
If our right pinky toe is injured, spontaneously our whole body would rise up to care for it because that member is part of the body. This is the body life in the physical realm, a clear parallel to the Body life in the Body of Christ.
So I answered my mother, "These ones are different because they've seen the vision and the burden." I didn't have to explain further, my mom understood. When we've seen the vision and received the burden to practically live in the Body life, we cannot help but live for and according to the principle of the Body of Christ.