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The Power of One Team with One Mind.
 

If you are a fan of any sport, you have heard the deafening noise of adoring fans speaking as one. While watching on the couch may give you a better view of the game, it’s never as exhilarating as cheering on your team from the stands.


A special energy comes from being a part of a shared mission, whether that mission is to win a Game or to bring Heaven to Earth.


When we ask Jesus into our lives, we give Him permission to Reshape our Values and our Perspective. That’s what it means to make Jesus our Lord. We put Him in charge of how we live today as well as where we will spend eternity. We join His Team and His Mission.


Rather than fielding a select few, Jesus sends all of His People out to share the Good News that He has set us Free and He will set things Right Forever.


We may seem like a rag-tag bunch. But when it comes to this mission, No One is too old or too young. Wherever we have come from and whatever we have done, We All have a place on this Team (Galatians 3:26-28).


At times, we are going to get tired and want to give up (Romans 15:1-2). But the same way a team feeds off the energy of its fans, we can Draw Strength from One Another. When our minds are Unified with Jesus the way He is Unified with His Father, anything is possible.


Paul reminds the Church in Rome of the special power that comes through Unity in Christ. “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with One Mind and One Voice you may Glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 15:5-6).


Jesus calls us to be one, Working Together for His Glory. When we say yes to Jesus, we are clothed with His Jersey. Everyone regardless of their skin color, age, social status, or past experience has a role to play.


When is the last time that you drew strength from someone else’s faith? Is there someone you need to bear with or build up this week?


Is there anyone you have a hard time accepting as part of Jesus’ Team? Rather than hide that feeling, Pursue Unity by asking Jesus to help you see that person through His Eyes.


Pray for One Another Daily as I will do for you!
 

Your Friend and Brother,
William Rosser
Chaplain Chairman, 2021