Focus On What Brings Us Together
There is no doubt that we live in a world today that is bent on dividing us. We are divided by politics, wealth, race, denomination, sexuality and more. Everyone wants their viewpoint to be the “right” viewpoint and anyone who differs with their “perceived truth” must tolerate it.
Somehow in this divided and volatile culture we as believers are not only commanded to take the gospel message to this world, (Matthew 26:16-20), we are expected to live it. Paul knew what it was like to take the gospel message of Jesus Christ to a divided culture. Note Paul’s approach in Ephesians 1:3
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.”
These “spiritual blessings” are given to all those who have claimed Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. They are meant to be used to bring believers together and witness to those who want to connect with God and others.
The next time you are talking with co-workers around the water cooler or posting on your social media outlets, please remember as a believer we have been gifted to build the body of Christ and unify believers. Connect your life to God and others!