Together In Perfect Harmony
“ bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body;
and be thankful.“
I don’t think there is ever a time of the week for me that feels more like what is described in the verses above, than on church morning. All over the world we enter into the church with a sense of excitement to see each other again in this special place. I think it’s because, it’s not just a few of us, but a lot of us – a gathering together of the Body of Christ that comes bearing with and forgiving one another.
Then as we begin the service, we pray together and we enter into worship. The distractions eventually cease, and the Holy Spirit leads us on; beckoning us to worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth. It’s truly a beautiful thing when we are in our time of worship, all together. It’s a time of love that we all share for the Father, for His Son Jesus, and for the Holy Spirit. It is a perfect bond of unity.
Now our Pastor leads us in the Word of God. Following along as sheep follow their Shepherd, we are led from everyday life and the hardships we have endured through the week, into the throne room of God to feed on the Bread of Life. It’s in this place that we drink of His Blood and partake of His Flesh and our souls are nourished in the only way they can be. His peace replaces our anxiety and where there are convictions, repentance flows from deep within, and we are cleansed, and we are truly thankful!
Recently, through sermons given specifically on the Church, I have come to realize for the first time how beautiful the Body of Christ truly is. It has been made clear to me through the Scriptures that Jesus LOVES His Bride. She is beautiful and pure before the Father because of the cleansing Blood that Jesus willingly shed on the Cross for Her. He loves Her and we are to do the same. Each one of us, a part of this amazing Body of Christ, is to love each other as deeply as Jesus loves us. This is the fruit that we bear, love.
Inspired to Cherish
Today, let’s write out 1 Corinthians 13 in our personal journals. Afterward, let’s read through this chapter and mark everywhere we have written the word “love” with a red heart. Now, below our writing, let’s make a list of everything we learn about love.
How important is love to the Body of Christ? Let’s pray and ask God to help us truly love the Body of Christ as He loves Her.
I pray that you have a blessed day and that the Holy Spirit guides each of us on a beautiful path that allows us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with many. I pray that those in our presence will sense the love of God like never before.
You can find the other days to this devotional here: September 1, September 2, September 3, September 4, September 5, September 6, September 7, September 8, September 9, September 10, September 11, September 12, September 13, September 14, and September 15