Encouraging others in Christ




Have you ever thought about the distinct differences between people’s personalities? Their likes and their dislikes? This morning, while I was making lunches for my husband and son, I struggled with a ‘fold top‘ sandwich baggie (that I had bought BY MISTAKE), I thought “who on earth prefers a ‘FOLD TOP’ baggie instead of a ‘ZIP LOCK TOP’ baggie??”
I mean really??? I had to double bag the sandwiches in an attempt for it not to go stale before lunch time, and THEN… I placed the double bagged sandwiches into a gallon sized ziplock bag. No matter how different God made us, and what sandwich baggie preference we have, let’s remember that God made us differ in many areas, But there is one particular area that we all are indeed the same.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

The church is composed of many types of people from a variety of backgrounds with a multitude of gifts and abilities, as well as different personalities. It is easy for these differences to divide people, as was the case in Corinth. But despite the differences, all believers have one thing in common-FAITH IN CHRIST. On this essential truth, the church finds unity. All believers are baptized by one Holy Spirit into one body of believers,  THE CHURCH. We don’t lose our individual identities, but we have an overriding oneness in Christ. When a person becomes a Christian, the Holy Spirit takes up residence, and he or she is born into God’s family. No matter our personal preferences in life that is based on our personalities. “To drink into one Spirit” means it is the same Holy Spirit who ultimately fills our innermost beings. As a member of God’s family, we may have different interest and gifts, but we have a common goal.
The Word of God testifies of the works of Christ. He came into the world to save sinners by destroying the works of the devil. He commissions us to do the same works in helping to reconcile sinners to God. The Great Commission is the real calling of every believer.
We all come to Christ the same way, and that is through GRACE and FAITH by the workings of the HOLY SPIRIT. We all must acknowledge Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. God spoke to our hearts individually, but He, more often than not, uses an individual in the church to witness about Christ’s work on the Cross. Then, we make our personal commitment to God through faith in Jesus Christ.

FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: It doesn’t matter what individual preference that one may use when it comes to choosing a Sandwich baggie as an attempt to keep their sandwich fresh because the real IMPORTANCE is that we keep our focus on our oneness in Christ and choose unity with other fellow believers and in our church.

Let’s stay focused on the important things in life and not become stale, because God wants to use us today and every day!


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6 thoughts on “WHETHER IT’S LUNCH TIME OR NOT!!!…

  1. Brittany on said:

    Yes no one needs to become stale when it comes to the Lord! We must be on fire for him, his word, and his Will for our lives! Keep returning to prayer and scripture in your time of need , hurt, and happiness and your relationship with the Lord will be anything but stale! 😀

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  2. I sometimes write about the sad reality of how denominations divide us and keep us separate. Wonderful and inspirational post. PS: zip lock bags for sure!

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    • We are all serving the same one and ONLY God😊 We may be taking different paths but it’s going to lead in the end to our Lord Jesus Christ🙂
      And YES!!!! ZIP LOCK FOR SURE🙄😛🙂😬
      Thanks for the reply!


  3. Great insight on churches and staying active in following Christ! You are so right, it is so important that we use each day to follow Him!

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  4. I find it interesting just how many things in Scripture are said to save us. In case you are interested in researching this topic, here are a few passages you might use.
    Romans 5:10
    Romans 8:24
    1 Peter 3:20

    The following passages are more general.
    Matthew 10:22
    Matthew 19:25
    Matthew 24:13
    Matthew 24:22
    Matthew 27:42
    Mark 10:26
    Mark 13:13
    Mark 13:20
    Mark 15:31
    Mark 16:16
    Luke 1:71
    Luke 7:50
    Luke 8:12
    Luke 13:23
    Luke 18:26
    Luke 18:42
    Luke 23:35
    John 3:17
    John 5:34
    John 10:9
    Acts 2:21
    Acts 2:47
    Acts 4:12
    Acts 11:14
    Acts 15:1
    Acts 15:11
    Acts 16:30
    Acts 16:31
    Acts 27:20
    Acts 27:31
    Romans 5:9
    Romans 5:10
    Romans 8:24
    Romans 9:27
    Romans 10:1
    Romans 10:9
    Romans 10:13
    Romans 11:26
    1 Corinthians 1:18
    1 Corinthians 3:15
    1 Corinthians 5:5
    1 Corinthians 10:33
    1 Corinthians 15:2
    2 Corinthians 2:15
    Ephesians 2:5
    Ephesians 2:8
    1 Thessalonians 2:16
    2 Thessalonians 2:10
    1 Timothy 2:4
    1 Timothy 2:15
    2 Timothy 1:9
    Titus 3:5
    1 Peter 3:20
    1 Peter 4:18
    2 Peter 2:5
    Jude 5
    Revelation 21:24


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