23rd February 2015
‘Let us agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other.’ Romans 14:19a (Msg)
Some people are tough to get along with. It can be difficult because there are many people who do things extremely differently than you do them. Just think about your friends and their families. I bet each family is completely different and each family interacts in their own way. But in this verse, God is basically saying through the apostle Paul, ‘Hey, why don’t we stop judging each other. Instead, let’s do all that we can to get along, regardless of our differences!’
So let’s take this a step further. Today’s focus is ‘Commit to each other’. Pick someone – a friend, maybe someone in your group – to whom you will make a commitment to get along better with others. Ask that person to hold you accountable to your commitment. Who will it be? When will you call them?
Jesus was the master at building bridges with people. He wants you to do the same. I challenge you to take a small step in that direction today. Will you?
Question to consider
If you were to ask one of your friends to what – or to whom – they think you are committed, how do you think they would answer?
Pray that God will help you to make a commitment to get along better with others.
These devotionals include edited extracts from the Better Together book by Rick Warren, with additional prayer points for King's Church London. We are extremely grateful to Purpose Driven UK for permission to use the extracts.
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Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.