Morning Coffee 1/13/16 Unity! Pt 2

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2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. – Philippians 2:2-3 ESV

Hello family, What causes us to be unified? What makes unwilling to band together for God’s glory? One reason is pride, you may think to your self “I haven’t let my pride get in the way”. Pride is a sneaky little monster, it covers its self with excuses like “Thats not how we normally do things” or “Thats not my job, I’m an usher”. Pride can also catch a ride in on fear. We have all heard that voice before. “Don’t do that! Don’t share your story! What will they think of you!”

It does not matter what they think of you. The purpose of God using you is not to make you look good! Your only concern is what does God think about it, does He approve! Remember we are only open vessels to be filled. Pride also rides  with jealousy, causing you to think of your self better that what you really are, read verse three of the opening scripture! Pride will divide!

Another cause of division is that everyone is not focused on the mission. We sometimes get distracted and start doing something that is not what God wanted us in, in the first place. my church has a phrase. “you may be on the right bus but are you in the right seat?” God wants you in the sixth seat on the left, what are you doing on the back right seat? FOCUS ON WHAT GOD PUT ON YOUR PLATE!!! (see 1 Peter 5:8)

Finally laziness, procrastination (ouch my toe!) You know the task God gave you! Its been confirmed you are on the right bus and in the right seat but are you being fully productive with the permanent and temporary task God gave you! Did you start something and put it down! (ouch my poor toe) well pick it back up and go get it and “Do your Job!” God is a finisher (see Hebrews 12:2 and Philippians 1:6) Once you start you must finish!

Let’s work in unity!         

Much Love & God Bless

APoetsHeart51         

Jonathan Butler – Gonna Lift You Up

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Morning Coffee 1/12/16 Unity! Pt 1

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2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. – Philippians 2:2-3 ESV

Hello family, as I am writing this devotion the college national football championship is being played out, Alabama Crimson tide Vs Clemson Tigers. Clemson is currently losing 21-17. As I was watching God asked me “Why is Clemson losing right now?” I didn’t have an answer for Him. God answered “they are losing because one or two team members are not doing their job!” There were a few plays where some players on Clemson that misread the play and that allowed Alabama to gain the advantage they now have.

“Do your Job!” – Bill Belichick That is what we need to do, we are apart of the body of Christ and we must all do our God given job. Think about it what if you came to church on Sunday and the pastor suddenly with little notice had  to take care of an emergency situation, and God spoke to you to bring the message. But you decided not to because of fear, or pride. You are now hindering the flow of the Holy Spirt. God gave you a Job, a mission and you basically said, “No!”

That is not operating in unity in the body of Christ. So now your actions have a ripple effect and someone else has to pick up the ball you dropped. When we don’t operate in unity chaos can come in and wreak havoc. God will accomplish what He wants to accomplish even if He has to give your job to someone else (just look at king Saul).

Imagine how much more of an impact the body of Christ can have if we all work in unison if we all did our part! Dynamic we would be so much more dynamic! You can’t control what your teammate does but you can control what you do and that will effect your teammate directly or indirectly. Rise up and Do your job!      

Much Love & God Bless

APoetsHeart51         

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