Lifetime Ministries
Daily Devotional

From your Pastor;

     Love one another...    What a beautiful statement.  

“We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren.”           1 John 3:14

     All who are members of the body love. A believer does not need to be told to love, they suddenly are able to love. Just like a father having placed into his hands his new born child. He automatically loves them. No one tells him to do so. 
      Therefore lay hold of Christ and you will also have a love for all who do the same. Colossians chapter two tells us to hold fast to the Head...
This fellowship this unity this love is not found in we holding fast to each other. That would bring self into the equation. We are told to hold fast to Christ. He is the One who brings unity, fellowship and oneness among us. For example is we have fellowship with a brother because we like him we are bringing self into our love or oneness.  If you do something for a brother, then complain because of no thank you. You did not do it for Christ’s sake but for yours. 
    It is in holding fast to fellow members that leads to exclusive friendships. Exclusive friendships lead to factions, and factions lead to division, and you know the rest. The Body has no room for these.  
    I know we will take readily to some and not so fast to others. But this does not release us from the command to “love one another.” This love can only be found in a healthy relationship with Christ.
                          Find it, keep it, live it.

                                                                  Bro. Clay