Monday, July 21, 2008

We are connected...

READ: Romans 12:3-13

Have you ever been around someone that finds something negative to say no matter how optimistic you try to be? Negativity breeds unhappiness and misery loves company. It is amazing to think of the power we may posses just by our own actions. Bad attitudes breed bad relationships while at the same time loving ones breed happiness. We are all here together no matter where we came from, what we believe in or what hardships we may have endured as children. No one is any better than anyone else in the eyes of our Lord.

Can we live together in harmony? As Christians that is what we are called to do. So that our actions can bring fourth the type of compassion, love, humility, kindness and faithfulness that the scriptures describe. Therefor we should rejoice in the joyful things that happen to our brother and sisters. Not letting jealousy, hate, envy or regret guide our lives. Better accepting people where they are in their lives and rejoicing in their joys with them.

We can live together in harmony if we focused inward on making ourselves and our paths the best example for others to follow.

Romans 12:9-13
9Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
10Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
11Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
12Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
13Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

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