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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I want YOU!

Remember those old posters of "Uncle Sam" pointing that Scrooge-like finger at you? 

He managed to make me a little uncomfortable, so anytime I would see one of those posters, I would always make believe like he was pointing at someone standing right behind me.

Uncle Sam did his fare share of recruiting for the military with only 3 words...

Q- Why was Uncle Sam so successful at getting people to join the military?  

His good looks aside --The sign was communicating the idea that each person has a responsibility to their country--
It is like his rickety finger is reaching out and pressing against your forehead when you walk by it.  By making the message personal, you felt the weight of responsibility to fight for the stars and stripes.
Similar to Uncle Sam, the Apostle Paul uses the same concept in the verses located below:
12 The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.
Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.

14 Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part.
15 If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body.
16 And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body?

It is very important that the Church understands this powerful principal.
-Though we are many, we are also individuals-  
Together we are to use what the Lord has blessed us with to ensure His Church thrives. 
If understood and applied, I believe the Church would operate in a much healthier manner.  When individuals use their unique gifts & talents -- we end up blessing one another. 
Like the brave soldiers that fought for you and I at the beckon of Uncle Sam,
it is easy to forget when gathering for church on Sunday's, how much is done by the people that have said "yes" to Father God

Have you found your unique Gifts?
What areas in your life do you feel Passionate about?
Can you find a place in your local church to offer your Unique Talents?

Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress. 
Working together is success.  
~Henry Ford

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