In these days of spiritual warfare, it is especially important for the church, the Body of Christ, to be at our most fit and faithful.
If you are a believer, how do you see your role within that body? Are you the feet, moving us toward the Kingdom, or the hands, always working? I hope you aren’t the part just sitting comfortably in the pew. However you see your role in the body, too many of us try to act as if we are the head.
We can always use more hands and feet, more strong backs and loving arms; there are many roles to fill in the Body of Christ, as individuals, congregations and denominations, but there’s only one Head: Jesus.
Those of us aspiring to headship often find ourselves acting as the neck. The neck is important, of course, and when it is supple and flexible it enables the body to smoothly follow the leading of the Head. However, when the neck is stubborn and stiff it becomes an impediment and the body is restricted from following the true vision.
A proud, stiff neck is simply a pain.