What does it mean to you to be of the same mind? How do you view others that claim the same faith you do? What do you say about the One you claim to have faith in? Does what you do and say bring glory to Him? Do you ask that God gives you the same mind as Christ?
We all have our viewpoints of who God is, who Jesus is. We also have our opinions of our fellow believers—our brothers and sisters. Do we allow our opinions due to partial understanding derail us? If we are not careful, our poor opinions of one another change our attitude toward Christ.
Whether we recognize it or not, there are connections throughout our community and our world. Those connections are made between us and one person, who then connects to another, who connects to someone else. The connections continue, creating an interweaving of connections. Then we are surprised when we meet someone new who also knows someone we know.
Why am I talking about connections in relation to being of the same mind? It is related to speaking kindly of people. We never know who we may be talking to and who they know that we also know. Not only that, but we are to be of the same attitude toward one another as Christ is. Quite honestly, it boils down to something my grandmother used to say, if you cannot say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all.
As the Apostle Paul writes to the church in Rome, he reminds them they are given endurance and encouragement from God. The same God will give us the attitude of Christ if we simply ask. Having the same mind and speaking to the glory of God is God’s desire for us.
I pray we all seek to have the same attitude as Christ. I pray we ask God to give us the same mind. I pray each one of us will seek to glorify God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. Ask God to give you the mind of Christ. Seek to give God the glory. Seek to give Christ the glory. Seek to be of the same mind as fellow believers.
Romans 15:5-6 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mindtoward 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.