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Wednesday’s Wisdom- When We’re Unified He’s Glorified

FullSizeRenderAs I was reading through 1 Corinthians I was struck by the amount of scriptures on unity & togetherness.There is power when we are unified!

1 Cor. 3:3- Don’t be jealous of each other, stop fighting!

1 Cor.3:7- It doesn’t matter who does what, it’s God who makes the seed grow.

1 Cor.3:8- Work together!

1 Cor.3:9- We are ALL God’s workers, God’s field, and God’s building.

1 Cor. 3:16- TOGETHER we are ALL God’s temple, and the same Holy Spirit that lives in you lives in me.

1 Cor. 3:21-Don’t brag or boast about following a particular speaker or leader. (They too have the exact same Holy Spirit).

1 Cor. 3:23- We ALL belong to Christ!

1 Cor. 3:11- Let us ALL make our goal to make Christ our firm foundation!! He is the ONLY foundation we should ever build our lives on- Christ & Christ alone, not a man. ** respect the person who does great things for God, but don’t worship him.

  • He is glorified when we are unified.
  • Stop all the comparison & fighting!
  • God is not glorified when we are jealous of one anothers giftings.
  • There is room at the table for EVERYONE.

Today, may we be mature believers and set aside our differences (sometimes we just have to agree to disagree), aim to bring unity in the body of Christ, and for Heaven sakes, instead of being jealous or intimidated by each other’s gifts & talents, CELEBRATE each other’s gifts!! Build one another up and watch Him (not us) be glorified!

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Seeing God in Family

A family, with parents, children and grandparents, enjoy a picnic

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV

Our lives at this point have felt like someone hit the fast-forward button and forgot to press pause, one event after the other in the midst of just moving. We have certain places where we put boxes that we still need to go through, we have tvs to hang, a bed to put together, doors to hang on our bookshelves in our bedroom, and A LOT  of stuff that’s been in storage for three years while we were in transition. And there’s so much grass, that my husband could mow everyday and still not be caught up!

I told my husband yesterday, “Tomorrow we need to go to a movie as a family because I need some fun.” He laughed and said, “Because you need some fun?”  I said, “Yes, we’ve been so busy that it feels like we could just stay busy forever, but we must schedule in pockets of fun or we will just explode!” Anybody else?!

And we’ve also been so busy that I needed to schedule a family night with Jon’s parents/sisters/niece, not because I needed to, but because I missed them and just missed hanging out. So last night we had them over and it was so good. My sisters helped me make desert and we talked as I finished making the dinner casserole. I love having a big kitchen for all of us to move and talk and cook. It is so great! And bonus, with two ovens dinner and desert can cook… at the same time (Be still my happy heart)!

And we fed the peacocks, the turkey, and the cat- I love our new animal family! My kids played play-doh with my niece as we finished dinner stuff. And my daughter played animals in her room with my niece. And then we played Mexican Train (dominoes) as a family which we had not done in a long time and was so good!

God was there, blessing our time of choosing to slow down and choosing each other. He was and is very present and I know He smiles down when we choose to be together in the midst of our busy lives.

Peace and war begin at home. If we truly want peace in the world, let us begin by loving one another in our own families. If we want to spread joy, we need for every family to have joy.  Mother Teresa
Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family. Mother Teresa