One Mind

Have you ever been in lockstep with someone else? Have you and another been so in tune with one another you can finish each other’s sentences? Have you ever been able to anticipate what your boss is going to ask and able to have the answer ready?

We all have moments when we are of one mind with someone else. Perhaps it is with a spouse. Perhaps a sibling. It might have been a close friend. We might have experienced knowing our boss well enough to anticipate a key question and prepare to provide the answer or perhaps give the answer before the question is asked.

Moments such as these don’t typically last. They come and they go. It takes time and experience with another person to get to this level of cohesion. It can feel very rewarding to be in step with someone else, to be in sync. There is a rhythm that makes us feel good. Life seems to be humming right along and all is well with the world.

Since we cannot physically walk along with God, it is called being of one mind with Him in our Bibles. When we think as He thinks, speak as He speaks, and act as He would have us act. Being of one mind with God is also very rewarding. We experience a rhythm that is better than any rhythm we can experience with another person.

There is another benefit that comes from being of one mind with God. We become unified as the Body of Christ. We become one with one another, as well as one with God. Being unified as one Body increases our ability to do God’s work. It moves us along the path God has planned for us. We are effective in bringing others into the kingdom of God.

I pray we become of one mind with God. I pray we become a close-knit Body of Christ. I pray each one of us chooses to know more about God and grow closer to Him. Be of one mind with God. Be of one mind with fellow Christians. Be more effective in bringing others to Christ. Seek unity in Christ.

John 17:20-21 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 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.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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