TCM Devotions: Living in Harmony

Verse: Philippians 2: 2-5 
“then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus”

Living in harmony with one another does not mean that we should try to force our ways on one another so that we are all the same. The community that is presented in Philippians 2:2-5 is not forced but reflects different people coming together and sharing in the same vision and love. God has gifted us all in different ways and He can orchestrate all of our different abilities together to do many things. The greatness of God, God’s love for us and God’s presence in our lives are some things that we can all celebrate with one another but we can also celebrate how God has given us different gifts and abilities. When we allow God to take the lead it not only allows us to be in harmony with one another but also to be in harmony with God’s plan for us and God’s plan for the people around us.

What mindset did Jesus have in his relationships with the people around him? How do you see God using you and other people within your community?