Choose to Do Life Together
Are you quick to point out what you like about a person? Or do you find yourself going to the opposite side of the road sometimes, quickly identifying your dislikes?
This makes for happiness among the parts, so that the parts have the same care for each other that they do for themselves. If one part suffers, all parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.
─ 1 Corinthians 12:25-26 TLB
God desires for you to do life with a community of Christ followers. Often your community is comprised of people from every facet of life, all very different from one another. The world is quick to point out differences, and the enemy tries to use diversity to divide the family of God. But your Heavenly Father desires to see you united by faith in Him.
Care for others as you would care for yourself.
When we choose to do life together – to be inclusive rather than exclusive – it opens our hearts to receive others and unite as the family of God. It encourages us to function as His body, bringing about the good He desires to do in our lives, as well as in the world.
When we set aside our differences, maybe even celebrate them, we find that we can achieve so much more. Caring for others as you would care for yourself demonstrates the love of Christ to believers and those still awaiting salvation.
Today’s One Thing
What can you do today to bring unity of faith to fellow believers? What choices would you make differently this week if your goal was to be inclusive rather than exclusive? Ask God about that in your quiet time today.