“You are the body of the Anointed One, and each of you is a unique and vital part of it.”
All of us but especially those of us who are parents know what it is to honour immaturity.
The expectations we put on our child is relational to their age, development experience and maturity.
The demands we make are ever increasing, changing, progressing.
There are seldom, few occasions where we would think plateauing or regression the norm.
Some phases extend in becoming consolidating but maturity is an ever forward progress to new actions, ways and responsibilities to be honoured.
Abilities to spiral on and upwards on life’s journey and in turn reach the level of maturity to become the mentoring role model.
No two year old has vision of the adolescent he will become his whole world is shrunk into family, the carpet and garden and so on.
Life unfolds and along with it new knowledge , responsibilities and demands and expansion.
God honours immaturity in us as individuals, as a body, as Nations.
We and the world unfold in phases and what was acceptable in one era, phase, stage has to be built upon into a new response and expectation maturity.
We have been in a shrunken world in lockdown and there is a desire to go back to a freedom and familiarity of putting on our old comfortable gear and picking up again but meanwhile everything has moved on expanding and morphing into a different shape.
It is human nature to embrace familiar and a natural temptation to retreat to old comforts.
There may be a desire to conform and put on the uniform we see everyone wearing.
To be like the chameleon and change colour to be blended in with everything else and not be exposed.
There is, however, a strong sense that God’s desires now more than ever before, that we in all areas are ready to move on into a new maturity and be uniquely authentic and diverse.
Those who stand out to sing their own song of worship and love, not just repeat others from the past.
Those who wear their own colours and styles to reflect themselves not the uniform of commonality.
Those boldly exposing their true identity not masquerading.
Those who are liberated to gather and reconnect not be packaged and bound by a box.
Those who give ourselves permission to express ourselves as to who we truly are.
Those who have the confidence that God celebrates every unique variation He has created and that in His omnipotent Wisdom every variance and nuance He orchestrates into a cacophony of immense beauty and sound
We have a Holy Divine interdependence made up from many members as one body and ultimately to be one bride.
None can say I’m more important.
None can say I don’t need you.
None can say I’m better.
None can be cursed.
Our tongues must bless one and all.
We step back into action in a world where there is a new frequency that can be tuned into.
A sweet frequency lighter, brighter and with a new sound.
We can sense the sweet aroma of God filling our Spirit.
The illustration shows the new frequency where the tongue is used to bless and decree. Where the sound vibration and wave is harmony in diversity.
Where pure white light from God is refracted through the prism of Jesus into the multi diverse spectrum colour of the Holy Spirit and fine tuned into the new, brings light that pushes back the darkness.
Three Scriptures that come to mind:
“But God has carefully designed each member and placed it in the body to function as he desires. A diversity is required, for if the body consisted of one single part, there wouldn’t be a body at all! So now we see that there are many differing parts and functions, but one body.”1 Corinthians 12:18-20 TPT
“You are the body of the Anointed One, and each of you is a unique and vital part of it.”1 Corinthians 12:27 TPT
“And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do.”Jeremiah 18:4 ESV
The song See the Light. Toby Mac https://youtu.be/9-6QHctoczs