Monday, August 31, 2015

Meditation Mondays - We are United in Purpose!

We are united in purpose!!!! Rally around God's purpose! Yesterday church was amazing. The students took over and lead worship, prayer, and then the high school pastor did the sermon. One thing that stuck out in my mind is how God gave his life for us who don't deserve it. He wants us to lay down our life for each other like He did for us. Think about that. Are we willing to put aside our want and needs and be willing to lay down our life for our friends? I am sharing a couple scriptures that were read in church. 

John 17-20-23

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

John 15:9-17

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.
Another thing that really hit me hard today was part of a song that was sung. 

Nails couldn't keep you down
The grave couldn't keep you in
Hell couldn't keep you out
You reign, You reign!!! 

How awesome it is to know that you are God of all and reign forever? 

So I leave you with this. Are you willing to go and live your life for Christ? 

Blessings and Shalom,
Grace Mae

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