Living Life God's Way 2/2/2005; Living by Faith - Be of One Heart and Mind With Others
- +Living Life God's Way+
If you look at the world, you'll be distressed.
If you look within, you'll be depressed.
But if you look at Christ, you'll be at rest.
Corrie Ten Boom
Living by Faith - Be of One Heart and Mind With Others - Romans 15:6
"so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify
the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."
A funny thing happens when we begin to walk with the spirit....we
begin to agree with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are doing the
same thing. That man in church with whom you used to argue all the time
suddenly becomes one of your best friends. That woman who used to
irritate you because she was so "spiritual" suddenly seems to be one of
the sweetest people you've ever met. New relationships form - good
relationships, solid relationships. Your church becomes one that
outsiders envy and admire. As a body, you are walking in the Spirit -
and with your actions and with one voice you are glorifying God.
Does this mean that we will agree about everything? No, of course
not. People are individuals. WE al have different spiritual gifts that
give us each different focuses. We all have different backgrounds that
give us different perspectives. And we are bound to have differing
opinions about many things. However, if we are all walking in the
Spirit, our differences enrich our relationships rather than hinder
them. And conflicting viewpoints become a source of growth to those who
differ, rather than points of contention.
What brings this all about? The Spirit of God. If each of us is
listening to the same Spirit, we will work together. We will play
together. And we will be united as one body in Christ. Division comes
when one of us begins to listen to the world. Division comes when we
step outside the Spirit of God and allow our selfish selves to rule.
Pray today that you will be in total harmony with the Spirit of God
in your life...and that others will do the same...so that you may have
that spirit of oneness that Jesus wants us to have.....and so that we
all, with one voice, will glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus
This Days Devotional by Bonnie Ricks, Newsong Ministries; 7/21/2004
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