Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Body

A pictoral representation of my heart. Thank God for children. 

Colossians 3:14-16 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

This morning I watched a testimony that the father of a good friend of mine presented to his church. The story and scripture he shared led me to reflect on my own spiritual journey and relationship with Christ.

I've always focused on the areas of my life where I am weak. While there's a place for it, it often brings guilt and inadequacy along as well. 

This morning as I gained so much appreciation for God through the testimony of Warren Maxwell, provided by a dear sister I have gained since beginning med school, Bre Maxwell, I praised God for how despite barely ever reading my Bible or praying (with the exception of nights prior to exams) in the last 4 years, He has shown me the power of being united to a family of believers. They are encouraging, they are challenging, and they are just a really, really good time. And provide the prayer support, the Words of God, and the church I have often lacked during med school. 

Fellowship has been the strength of my medical school years. And as I rested in the goodness God has shown me over the past 4 years in true friendship, I was reminded that in times of weakness there are also strengths.

College showed be the power of belonging to a strong church and knowing scripture, but for whatever reason, while those took a backseat, the power of Godly fellowship carried me. Simple, but profound in how remembering that made me feel so close to God this morning. And really excited to be in Heaven.

Ephesians 2:19-22 
19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.