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Community in Action Week 1- Day 2

Lynn Bettes Community in Action Devotional

“And above all these, put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called to one body. And be thankful”. Colossians [3:14]-15

We are often in need of reminders that we weren’t called to live life alone.

Especially if we’ve been hurt by others, living with little to no vulnerability has become far too common in the world. We reconcile that “I’ve been hurt by too many people to trust anyone,” or “Yes, I’ll be lonely in isolation, but at least I’ll be safe.” These statements are not indicative of the full life God has called us to live in the fellowship of the body of Christ.

Think about some areas of your life that could be lovingly “bound together more perfectly in harmony.” It could be stepping out on a little bit more vulnerability that you’re comfortable with, but this is where the peace of Christ can be trusted and should rule in our hearts.

When we can calibrate our understanding(s) of the body of Christ with thankfulness at every turn, we begin to view isolation as an impossibility and community as a requirement. Enter into 3 minutes of silent listening before your prayer.

PRAY
Jesus, grant me a deep experience of your peace. Please help me to operate in Your love and Your peace in every relationship I am in. I will trust Your calling on my life into the body and I will be thankful about the position You’ve blessed me with. Please show me an area where I can better realize this. Amen.

FOR FURTHER READING
Romans 12:9-21