Happy June! I hope your June has started off well and that not too many June bugs have visited you just yet.
Today is the first post of Contextualizing the Eternal Christ. There are many folks who are pursuing Organic Church. I have had quite a few conversations with people who are looking for examples of Organic Church. What does it look like? is the main question I get. I will fail miserably at describing what a true expression of Christ is like. However, I am ok with failure! So I will press on!
If any of you are encouraged to pursue more of Christ due to a sighting of Him, then AMEN! And if any of you have a perspective to add to the conversation, please do! I know the Lord is longing for His expression to be seen. So, brothers and sisters, let us lift Him up so that we may see Him.
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In the business world, body language is key. You know when people are open to buying your product based off of how they stand or where their arms are or what they are looking at, etc.
Same goes for a relationship.
I was at a Starbucks recently and overheard a guy tell his date, “Pretty much, my ultimate goal is to make enough money to be able to travel around the world for a couple of months.”
A couple of months…
The girl he was talking to had her hands on her chair under her thighs. Her face had a concerned look and she was looking at him with wonder. He didn’t notice.
Guys. We all remember that first date where we were talking about all of the great things we had accomplished, but the body language of your date suggested that the accomplishments weren’t that credible, much less incredible.
Body language communicates welcome, concern, defensiveness, embrace, ignorance, or many other forms. Bottom line is that body language is a form of communication.
The Body Language of Christ
When we meet with other believers and function, guess what happens? Christ begins to lead His Body through His Language. We then have an expression that connects with other believers and non-believers.
Because that is the language of Christ.
His Body Language is. “Yes.”
We are in Christ. All of creation is in Christ. He does not fold his arms or cross His legs. We move toward one another with open arms of embrace.
Let us encourage each other to have the Body Language of Christ. Not only individually, but as a Body, as a group of believers who have gathered under the Headship of Christ. Let us corporately express His Body Language to the world moving towards others, with open arms and a warm embrace.