Why We’re Writing: My Church Is My Body
By Rachel Rose
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. -1 Corinthians 12:27
I desire to write about theology, not because I have a burning desire to write but because I see how vitally important having a right understanding of God and His Word is to us as a united group of believers. The more we delve into the depths and riches of who He is, the more faithfully we can run this race together. And that is exactly how He intends for us to run it—TOGETHER!!
My desire to write for this blog is driven by the love I have for the women of our church. We have been providentially brought together by the Lord to do life together, as the body of Christ. We are, in a sense, responsible for one another. Writing is one way that I can help all of us more fully understand this God who we are worshipping together.
Writing Serves the Body
As a pastor’s wife, I am always looking for ways in which I can serve our church. Sharing what I have been taught about the Word is one vital way that I can serve. God, in his kindness to me, has allowed me to sit under good, solid teaching. I should not and cannot selfishly keep this precious knowledge of our God to myself.
Writing Loves the Body
Writing takes time, effort, and hard work. I love the ladies in our body so much that I feel that it is worth exhausting myself in order to communicate important truths in a format that is accessible to their everyday lives. I hope and pray that as I strive to love my sisters in this way, their love for the Lord and for each other will grow.
Writing Pushes the Body
We are commanded to spur one another on toward love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24). Writing allows me to push my fellow women to these ends by challenging them to dig deeper into the Word. Reading the Bible transforms us as we are confronted with our sin and then are shown our Savior. As we are transformed, our relationships with each other will be as well.
In order to operate well as one body, we must strive to be unified, as this will not happen organically. Our sinful human natures and unique differences as individuals guarantees this will be a challenge. We must be united behind a common purpose.
God has given us this purpose—we are to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever. And, we are commanded to do this alongside one another, functioning as one body.
I am writing because I believe in this purpose. God’s Word is our textbook. We must have a proper understanding and knowledge of what He says in it. Writing allows me to grow alongside my sisters as we deepen our knowledge and love of Jesus. After all, He is worthy of our time and our efforts.