Good morning readers! I heard a message this past Sunday that not only inspired me (breathed new life in me from God) but also gave me a boost in knowing who I am in Christ and in God’s hands.
I was so inspired that I took a pause from “The Body” series. This writing is posted in the series because I feel it goes with the intent of “The Body” series.
Click here to view the writing titled “The Arsenal of God”. Remember, we are God’s weapons of love stored in His arsenal when He is ready to use us because we have allowed ourselves to be properly prepared for whatever the task may be.
Alicia R. Shipe
”…There are 206 bones in the adult human body (22 in the skull, 26 in one foot, 3 in each ankle, 27 in one hand, 8 in each wrist, and 7 in the neck among the other bones in our bodies). The actual bones are not all that make up the skeleton. There are also a network of tendons, ligaments, and cartilage that connect the bones and help in the function of the skeleton. Besides movement, our skeletal system has other functions that we rarely think about unless your job or education causes you to. The functions of the skeletal system are to support the body, facilitate movement, protect the internal organs, store and release minerals and fat, and produce blood cells. Are Paul’s words in Romans 12 beginning to form a real picture in your mind?…”
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“…There are three types of muscles: skeletal muscles(these are the muscles we often think of like biceps, quadriceps, etc.), cardiac muscle(which is the heart), and smooth muscle (usually associated with the internal organs such as the stomach or intestines). Skeletal muscles are the only of the three that we have control over as far as movement (voluntary muscles). The other two are classified as involuntary muscles because we cannot consciously move these or have them perform. However, how we treat our bodies (meaning what we allow in them) can affect their performance. This is also true of The Body of Jesus Christ (on an individual level and a corporate/global level). For this writing I will focus on the skeletal muscles….”
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