Anatomy and Physiology of Christians

Human anatomy is fascinating to me. Growing up I always loved the sciences and learning how our bodies work. It led me to a profession in the medical field. I still remember getting so excited about learning the organ systems, bones and muscles. Now that I have been a CRNA for 5 years I don’t have that same giddy happiness about all the intricate detail of our bodies.

Does this mean I don’t care anymore, no. For me it means I learned so much, applied it and quite frankly I was tired of school. I can do my job very well without spatting out all the textbook names of every bone. I know all the anatomy necessary for what I do.

Do you remember the moment you accepted Jesus? That giddy feeling and the want to tell everyone about your Jesus. This is the same way the apostles were after Jesus arose from the dead and sent our advocate, the Holy Spirit.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”” Acts of the Apostles 1:8 NLT

The passion these apostles felt was contagious and they were spreading the good news despite the risk of prison or death.

The important part about this era is no one worked alone!

“All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had.”Acts of the Apostles 4:32 NLT

Wow! Just like human anatomy fascinates me, the Christian anatomy fascinates me!

We are the body of Christ.

“He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.” The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:10-12 NLT

We all have a unique role we contribute to the body of Christ. There is a song by casting crowns called “if we are the body” and it has been playing in my head on repeat this week. It says

“If we are the body

Why aren’t His arm reaching

Why aren’t his hands healing

Why aren’t his words teaching”

Those are good questions! The human body functions on autopilot. All the parts work together without ever even thinking about what is next!

When the Holy Spirit came the body of Christ began functioning the same way. The right decisions come naturally because of being in tune with the spirit.

What’s different? Why aren’t we functioning the way described in Acts?

SIN!

“Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.” Acts of the Apostles 3:19 NLT

Our sinful nature comes creeping in and we subdue the Holy Spirit. If you struggle with knowing how to make decisions or discerning Gods voice, then you need to start with weeding out the fluff in your life.

Cut one thing out. One thing that seems to weigh you down and steals your joy.

Little by little you’ll drop the weights of the world and be able to hear from God and the original passion to share the gospel will be renewed.

What’s holding you down?

Social media?

Hours of Netflix?

Food, alcohol, drugs, tik tok, Snapchat… I could go on and on. We all have individual struggles that are different, but the solution is the same.

Jesus

Call on Jesus.

“But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Acts of the Apostles 2:21 NLT

If you don’t know my Jesus, call on His name and He will save you. Even though we are the body and the vessel to which His message is spread, we can’t save another soul.

I pray if you are reading this, and you have never experienced the love and acceptance of our Heavenly Father that you will reach out. Reach out to me or someone of our faith. Let us tell you about our Jesus. The Jesus that died and rose again and still lives today.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow.

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