There is a need for all Christians to learn how to be deliberate in their church relationships.
Church is a congregation of people of different ages, who come from different backgrounds, have different life experiences and challenges, but are saved by one Lord and saviour who loves each one, uniquely with an unconditional and everlasting love.
To create an atmosphere that cultivates and fosters the Christ-kind of love, there is a need to be more tolerant of your brothers and sisters in the faith, regardless of who they are, where they are from, the titles they bear or how they look
Some are older than you in age, but younger than you in spiritual maturity
Some are younger than you in age but older than you in the appropriation of grace
Some are your age mates, but older than you in the demonstration of love
Some are your Pastors, but you have been graced to break into deeper levels of revelation of the word than them
Some are your departmental heads, but you have a higher grace of leadership than them
Some are children, they look like they are in church for the snacks, but they are carriers of the presence of God in a way no adult in your church has achieved
Only in humility and service to each other will the grace upon one life become beneficial to another
Only in unity will the presence of God perfect us all
As you go to church today, esteem others higher than yourself, regardless of the grace you enjoy and the title you bear
You still need sharpening from those beneath you
Be the reason a brother will desire to be in God’s presence again next Sunday
Be the reason a sister will choose to trust God again because of the kind words he spoke through your mouth
Be a Christ ambassador in thought, word and deed
As you go to church today, neither age nor title should be a consideration, love should be the currency of your relationship with your brothers and sisters.
Choose to be a Deliberate Christian today and always