**1 Cor. 12:12-31 "For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many.
If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be?
But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. 2And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way."
"A Mosaic of Me - excerpt or teaser?
THE COMMITMENT – 2013
2012 was a hard year for me. Probably the hardest since I got out of bed from the CNSV (Central Nervous System Vasculitis) in 2003. The year started out pretty good but then the horrendous fall on June 2nd (my birthday of all days) just slammed me to the ground along with all thoughts of moving forward during 2012. We’d had a 3 hour lunch with friends, thoroughly relaxing while slowly getting our fill from the salad buffet. The restaurant employees had just sang Happy Birthday to me. But I don’t want to talk about this. I’ve just learned to move on, “FORWARD” so I am putting it behind. Almost 6 months of recovery and still doing exercises but for the most part it’s over.
It was almost New Years and if I’d learned anything in 2012 it was that house cleaning wasn’t as important as many other things in my life. Taking care of myself and my relationship with the Lord are definitely more important, and I knew that God was letting me be nudged (once again) into submission. You do know that everything happens for a reason, right?
**Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” ...........
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