1 Passage: Philippians 2:1-4
1 Verse: Verse 2. make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
1 Prayer: Father, may Your Spirit unify Your people into one cohesive whole. We are all so very different, yet we are all alike called to share the same mind -- the mind of Christ. We all give and receive love in various ways, yet we are all alike called to maintain the same love -- the love of Christ. Sometimes it seems like we have very different intents, varying values, divergent goals and myriad purposes, but we are all alike called to be intent together upon one purpose -- loving one another and the world around us, just as Christ loves us and gave himself up for us, taking the form of a servant, being humbled, making himself nothing, being willing to be treated as less than He deserved. Help me, Father, have the same attitude, even as I try to faithfully express my uniquely God-designed person. Help me to learn to faithfully play my part in Your whole with an attitude of selfless Christ-like love.
Tomorrow's passage: Philippians 1:9-11