By: Tim Sader
Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
In 2010 I finally was at a place spiritually where I felt closer to the Lord then at any point in my life. One night shortly after l went to sleep I heard the Lord tell me that I was in the right place He wanted me to be. When I woke the fire of God was on me and He revealed to me some of my vision for healthcare. Finding the right place for us often seems hard to believers but chances are if we live devoted to God it won’t be so hard. We might make plans but the Lord establishes our way to do them. The Lord is with us all forever so if we chose Him and do things His way we will find ourselves in the right place. Jesus went to prepare us a place for eternity so here on earth surely we have a place as well. If the treasure in our hearts is the Lord He will lead us to the exact place He wants us to be. To find where we belong all we have to do is follow the Lords direction. The Lord than showed me that what he was preparing was part of the church I attend. Immediately I realized that each of our ministries is just part of a larger puzzle held together by the Lord. Each of us are an important part to our Lord. Christians truly are called to be musketeers because in Christ we are all for one and one for all. Just as my part belongs in the church with others each of us has something to contribute to the greater good of us all.
The Lord is a vine and we are the branches connected to that vine. Our new life we have is we have because He is the source and we are part of Him. If we are not hooked up to Him we will perish and be added to the burn pit. By remaining connected we have unlimited access to the vine that supplies us with everything we need to become the branch we’re growing into (John 15:5-7) The prayer of Jesus is for us to all be one just as Christ and the Father are one. The glory given Christ also belongs to us because we are to be one with Him. This means the part that we been given has access to the same glory Jesus carried with Him (John 17:21-22). Remaining in Him means that what we contribute brings God glory because it is all for Him. The body of God is called to be like one large family. Each of us has a role that we contribute to the whole. That way when we come together like the early church believers each of us adds to the full purpose of all. The early saints were constantly together so that all would remain in unity with the same mindset and purpose (Acts 1:13-14). The writer of Philippians tells us that His joy would be fulfilled in knowing that we would come together as one. That way we could be like minded in reaching the glory we share in Christ. We must come together with the vine so we can be part of what He’s doing. Without being together and sharing one mind we cannot function properly. It must be all for one or we accomplish nothing on our own.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16