Erwin McManus once said,
“The church does not exist for us. We are the church, and we exist for the world.”
If you’re not ministering and using your gifts in the church, then something God wants done is being ignored.
"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body--whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free--and were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body."
[1 Corinthians 12:12-19]
dress: Ross ($6), shoes: Laundry via Opitz ($5), aviators: Jessica Simpson via Ross ($12)
At Scenic Hills SDA Church, San Antonio, with my love
Our new friends Elissa & Jose, man they're tall!