Jesus desires harmony among believers. Perfect harmony. He prayed for us to be made complete, to be of one mind, united together (John 17:20-23). Paul echos this in 2 Corinthians 13:11: “Finally, beloved friends, be cheerful! Repair whatever is broken among you, as your hearts are being knit together in perfect unity. Live continually in … Continue reading Repair What is Broken
It is easy to get into the habit of doing the bare minimum. Today’s verse reminds us to, “Be devoted to tenderly loving your fellow believers as members of one family. Try to outdo yourselves in respect and honor of one another” (Romans 12:10 TPT). The Bible is clear: the body of Christ is one … Continue reading Outdo Yourselves
time progressed, the gardener allowed others to assist with the care of the rose bush. The people that helped the gardener were each related to the gardener, but each helper could never be as great as the gardener. The helpers could never love the rose bush as much as the gardener and so the helpers never poured themselves completely into the rose bush. Whereas the gardener focused attention on creating and growing the rose bush, the helpers were content for it to simply exist as it is—never seeking to help it be more, to help it be what it was destined for in life. The helpers barely glanced at the instructions given to them by the gardener.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is Patient… fill in gaps with GRACE Love is Kind… do GOOD & be GENEROUS to all Love Rejoices with Truth… DELIGHT in truth Love Always “Love Always”… used to use this as my signature for cards and letters Realized that I do not “Love Always.” Always means ALL THE TIME … Continue reading What is Love Series – Love Always Outline
The Bible tells us that we are to honor people above ourselves. Some translations say that we are to “outdo one another in showing honor” (ESV, HCSB). This can also be translated as “excel in showing respect for each other” (GW). This respect or honor is not something we see often. When you show respect … Continue reading Take Delight in Honoring
I recently moved and I’ve had to make a lot of phone calls to get some things organized. I noticed that while I was getting everything in order, that I hesitated to make the telephone calls. I looked to see if I could contact people online instead of making the actually physical phone calls. When … Continue reading Disconnected