Monday, November 16, 2015

Pinky Toe


I had a hard time sleeping the other night. Wasn't worried about a child, a bill, or a boyfriend. Instead, I had the smallest blister on the outside of that poor, neglected pinky toe. 

This tiny, seemingly insignificant thing throbbed like a three year old crying two aisles over in Walmart --so annoying. I could have gotten up for a bandaid or some Tylenol, but that would have required getting out of my very comfy bed.

The next morning it was fine, but I was like, DANG. One little thing threw me off almost all night.

You may be wondering about now why you should care.
Here's the point: the body of Christ has many parts, and when one of those parts is down, the rest of the body needs to get its butt out of bed and go get some spiritual Tylenol. 

That would have been an easy fix for me the other night, but I was too comfortable and didn't care enough to get up and help this poor little toe feel better.

How am I using my time, talents, and treasure to be spiritual Tylenol? How am I helping a friend that desperately needs encouragement? How am I helping someone truly in need? And just like my arm could not get up by itself to get some Tylenol, the whole body of Christ has got to work together to help that pinky toe out!
1 Corinthians 12:26-27 says this:  If one part (of the body) suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. 
Do you know of a situation today that needs some spiritual Tylenol?  Use what God gave you to be a help.  Look for ways to encourage other people in their walk with Christ.  Or just their walk in life.  Do something hard today that is out of your comfort zone.
Does your toe hurt? If it does, or next time it does, let that be a reminder to be some spiritual Tylenol to someone who needs just one person to be a help.