BEING ON THE SAME PAGE
How do we become unified in the body of Christ? There are so many things that can divide the body of Christ. Instead of being on one accord or on the same page, we sometimes gravitate toward our political leanings or our cultural backgrounds rather than focusing on the idea of a new creation that is mentioned in 2Cortinthians. When we come to faith in Christ, we must adopt a new set of values that should supersede our cultural backgrounds and political preferences. This is sometimes hard to do, so how do we pull this off? How do we accomplish being on the same page? There is a wonderful verse of scripture in Philippians 2:2 that says, “Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.” Notice that this verse says to have the same love. The love of God in Christ is the key for us to be on one accord. When we first asked Jesus to forgive us of our sins and come into our hearts, He down-loaded His love into our hearts. From that very moment to this very day, we have been flooded with and surrounded by the love of God. His love enables us to love our neighbor. God’s love enables us to put aside our preferences and walk in unity with our brothers and sisters in the Lord. This is what walking in the new creation looks like after what God does in the life of believers when they surrender their hearts to Christ. Ask Jesus to fill you with His Holy Spirit today and walk in the love He has given you. When you are having a difficult discussion with a brother or sister in the Lord, pray and ask God to fill you with His love. The thing that is bothering you will go away and your love for your brother and sister will increase. God bless you this day as you walk in the love of God.