Morning by Morning, June 30 - "United in the Same Mind and the Same Purpose"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I seek Your face and listen for Your voice --Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. ...
"He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful; by Him you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose" (1 Corinthians 1:8-10).
As we seek the mind of Christ and remember the purpose of our calling, we are united and strengthened to the end. Together in the fellowship of Christ, we are one in the Spirit and one in the Lord. "For in the one Spirit we are all baptized into the one body -- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free -- and we were all made to drink of one Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13).
So come, Holy Spirit. Stir in the heart of every believer in the body of Christ to seek the mind of Christ and remember our purpose in Christ. Put the thoughts Christ in our minds and the desires of Christ in our hearts until "we have the mind of Christ" (1 Corinthians 2:16). Then we can truly be Your "ambassadors for Christ" (2 Corinthians 5:20).
You didn't call us and send us to go and make disciples of the world, but to go into the world and make disciples of Christ (Matthew 28:19). By the power of the grace of God at work within each one of us who are called by Your name, unite us together with that "same mind and same purpose" (1 Corinthians 1:10). This is our identity and this is our destiny -- conformed to the image of Christ and continuing the ministry of Christ to a broken, fallen world desperately in need of the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ. "For the love of Christ urges us on ... so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died and was raised for them" (2 Corinthians 5:14-15). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
May the Holy Spirit stir in you to give you the thoughts of Christ in your mind and the desires of Christ in your heart, together with all the body of Christ as one in the Spirit and one in the Lord, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!