"May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 15:5-6).
Your love is steadfast and Your words are encouraging. As we embrace Your love and hear Your words, You bring us together in the bonds of peace to empower us to live in harmony with You and in harmony with one another.
As we live together in the unity of Your Spirit, there You command Your blessing-"life forevermore" (Psalm 133:1-3). It's that eternal life flowing out of us that draws the world to the One Who is Life. And it's that life flowing among us-loving one another, encouraging one another-that glorifies our God, as we speak from the heart as Your witness in this world "with one voice."
O Lord, bring Your children into harmony; bring Your Body and Your Bride into unity. Align us and empower us together as one in the Spirit and one in the Lord. As Your Holy Spirit pleads with us through the words of Your apostle: "I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:1-3). Lord, let it be so. Only together as one in the Spirit and one in the Lord can we speak "with one voice." In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
Friends, You're Warmly Invited to the Messiah Ministries Christmas Party on December 2nd. Please come join us for a festive time with all our friends, 7-9 PM in the Foyer at Centenary UMC in Lexington, 2800 Tates Creek Road. Please let Marilyn Walker know if you're thinking of coming to help with our planning: DirOfMinistries@aol.com or 859-317-1591 Bring some friends!
Tommy & Sylvia Hayswww.messiah-ministries.org